A last-minute call to action was issued when it was learned that a commercial dog breeding facility (a puppy mill) would soon be opening in Barrington, New York. The proprietor of that business would be a man who was recently convicted of animal cruelty while operating a, now closed, puppy mill in Pennsylvania.
But…. dedicated dog lovers and advocates for puppy mill dogs made their voices heard! They immediately shared the story via social media, wrote letters and made phone calls. And among them is one person who worked tirelessly behind the scenes, Susan Chana Lask, animal rights attorney, New York state resident, and Legislative Policy Consultant for Harley’s Dream.
After all the opposition, the convicted animal abuser withdrew his application for a special use permit to operate the dog breeding facility in Barrington.
Susan had this to say, “For the past 3 days, non-stop, I wrote letters, investigated, worked with the Town of Barrington residents, the Department of Agriculture. Thank you to everyone for your support, too! This is a dream … and I am not finished shutting every one of them down!”