Nearly 80 dogs recently rescued from a puppy mill in Oklahoma are getting a second chance.
The measure also calls for more pet shop inspections, new caging standards and tougher penalties for violators.
An ordinance in the Manasquan Borough Council would ban the retail sale of dogs and cats at pet shops if it becomes law.
Animal rescue groups from across the Tri-State Area were there to pick them up to get them the care and hopefully new homes they need.
The ASPCA, in a news release, charges that operators of puppy mills run their facilities in often unsanitary, overcrowded and cruel conditions, “where profit is given priority over the well-being of the dogs.”