Puppy Mill Moratorium Passes Town Board Unanimously 5-0!
We fought and fought this for the past few months and our hard work culminated in the passage of a One Year Moratorium on puppy mills being built in Gorham, NY in Ontario County. It's been one of the most controversial issues we have worked on so far this year. People by the hundreds called, e-mailed and otherwise protested the approval of a special use permit by the Gorham Town Planning Board for a dog breeding facility and 600 dog kennel operation in the town.
The Gorham Town Board held a public hearing on March 14 on the proposed moratorium and then voted it in 5-0 the following week! Town Supervisor Fred Lightfoote said that the ban would block the Town Code Officer from issuing any building permits for commercial dog kennels. The moratorium could run up to a year after which a permanent ban will be enacted more than likely. A special thanks goes to Jessica Welty, our Rochester area team leader who worked with so many locals so they heard CAPM's voice about the realities and inherent cruelty of puppy mills. The Gorham Town Board got a major education on them! Thanks, Jess and team!
Two New CAPM Billboards Go Up!!!
If you have been anywhere near East Canandaigua Lake and Gorham lately like CAPM member, Holly Southcott, you will see that NYS CAPM just erected two new billboards one on Route 96 on the Farmington/Shortsville town line and the other in Gorham NY on Route 245. Holly just had to take her little Ruby out in the middle of the night to see all the work she has been doing on her and all puppy mill dogs behalf!
Ruby was very proud of her mom!
We started our Billboard Campaign last holiday season with this billboard below when we were still lil' ole WNY CAPM. If you are interested in donating to our billboard campaign to bring out more public awareness about puppy mill atrocity, please go to our secure donation site and indicate "Billboard" in the payment message box: Donate. Please remember, we are a nonprofit organization which means you can deduct your donations from your taxes! All our members are volunteers, so funds go directly to our cause and our cause only and in this case, our billboards! Here is our 2011 Holiday Billboard and with your help, we can put two more up again in 2012!