LIMIT WITHOUT LICENSE
Without a pet-dealer license, Morrissey said, no one is permitted to sell or offer for sale more than nine dogs or cats from an outside source or more than 24 dogs or cats born and raised on the person’s residential property per year.
There is no license required to sell pet supplies if no pets are offered for sale in the store, he said.
“Our pet dealer license does not prohibit whether or not a store may be kept open,” Morrissey said. “The license is only for selling, or offering for sale, dogs and cats.”
‘CAN STILL HAVE PETS’
Plattsburgh City Police and Ag and Markets also looked into a report that Mrs. Staley had a dog in her store on Oct. 10 that was giving birth.
They were told an employee was asking customers to stay at the front of the shop so the animal would not be disturbed as the pups were born.
City Police visited the Staley home on Friday, Beebie said.
“The Rottweiler is at her residence, and it is her personal property, and it is alive and well,” he said, adding that it is within Staley’s rights to own animals.
“She is still allowed to be in possession of animals. She is allowed to be a dog owner.”
On Friday, Staley said her dog did give birth to puppies but not in her store.
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