Notice of Public Hearing: Town of Ovid, New York, Puppy Mill Moratorium

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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING ON PROPOSED LOCAL LAW, TOWN OF OVID, NEW YORK

PROPOSED LOCAL LAW NO. BB OF THE YEAR 2012: A local law enacting an Eighteen-month Moratorium On The New Construction/Establishment Of Kennels And/Or Pet Breeders In The Town Of Ovid.

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Town Board will hold a public hearing on the following proposed Local Law at the Town Office Building, 7160 North Main Street, Ovid New York at 7:00 p.m. on the 8th day of August, 2012: PROPOSED LOCAL LAW NO. BB OF THE YEAR 2012, A local law enacting an Eighteen-month Moratorium On The New Construction/Establishment Of Kennels And/Or Pet Breeders In The Town Of Ovid.

Legislative Intent: When the Town Land Use Ordinance was originally enacted, the then Town Board did not provide for the regulation of the construction or operation of kennels or other dog or cat breeding or boarding facilities within the Town. Since then, the Town has learned that thousands of large scale dog breeding facilities exist all over the United States and, further that the numbers also appear to be increasing in other areas, including upstate New York. Further, it has been documented in the press that dogs rescued from these operations exhibit a wide array of veterinary and behavioral problems, including severe malnutrition, rotting teeth and severe periodontal disease, extreme matting of fur sometimes leading to skin lesions, mange, flea, tick, and parasite infestations; serious foot and leg injuries from living an entire life on wire mesh flooring; that female dogs in such circumstances are typically bred at every opportunity until they are physically spent and can no longer reproduce; that these dogs live out their entire lives in tiny enclosures, never having a chance to get out of their cages for exercise or socialization. Therefore, it appears that it would be appropriate for the Town Board to review the standards under which large scale and/or commercial kennels or breeding facilities be permitted within the Town. It is with this in mind that this moratorium is hereby proposed.

The complete text of the proposed local law is available during normal business hours at the Office of the Town Clerk, Ovid Municipal Building, 7160 North Main Street, PO Box 452, Ovid NY 14521.

Dated: Ovid, N.Y., July 11, 2012

By Order of the Town Board of the Town of Ovid

James Vangalio, Town Clerk

Steven J. Getman, Attorney for the Town of Ovid

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Published In: Agriculture Updates, Consumer Protection Updates, Environmental Updates, Zoning, Planning & Land Use Updates

DISCLAIMER: Because of the generality of this update, the information provided herein may not be applicable in all situations and should not be acted upon without specific legal advice based on particular situations.

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