By Karen Wall (Patch Staff) – July 1, 2016 1:09 pm ET
A bill that would require new pet stores in New Jersey to sell only cats and dogs obtained from shelters and other animal rescue organizations was approved by the New Jersey Senate on Thursday, according to reports.
The Record said the measure, S63 sponsored by Sen. Raymond Lesniak (D-Union), passed by a 27-8 vote. It now heads to the Assembly.
The bill, introduced by Lesniak in the wake of the shutdown of the long-troubled Fancy Pups pet store in Avenel, as well as issues at the Just Pups stores in Paramus and East Brunswick, which were shut down earlier this year.
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