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Brick’s ‘Puppy Mill’ Ban Up for Final Hearing, Vote Tuesday

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Breeders Association of America, Brick, N.J. (Photo: Daniel Nee)
Breeders Association of America, Brick, N.J. (Photo: Daniel Nee)

A groundbreaking ordinance that would ban the sale of puppies within the township is up for a public hearing and final vote Tuesday night.

The ordinance would have the heaviest of implications on Breeders Association of America, a puppy store in a Route 70 shopping plaza that has been accused of selling unhealthy dogs from so-called “puppy mills.” The ordinance expands a ban passed by the township in 2012 that, under the advice of then-attorney Jean Cipriani, grandfathered in the store – the last of the existing puppy sales businesses in town. The revised ordinance would remove the grandfathering clause, forcing Breeders Association to stop selling non-rescue puppies or shut down permanently.

The new ordinance comes as Breeders Association of America, located in a Route 70 strip mall, has come under fire for allegedly selling unhealthy pets, including one that died from a fatal canine virus. The Ocean County Health Department is currently conducting an investigation into the claims and has shut the store down until April 28. The proposed Brick ordinance would shut down puppy sales at the site permanently.

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The hearing will take place at the council’s regular meeting, which begins at 7 p.m. at the municipal complex on Chambers Bridge Road.


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  • craigoftruth

    America’s 83 million pet dogs produce some 10.6 million tons of poop every year
    Add in litter from our more than 90 million cats, and you’ve got enough pet waste to fill more than 5,000 football fields ten feet deep.
    Cats that live in the wild or indoor pets allowed to roam outdoors kill from 1.4 billion to as many as 3.7 billion birds in the continental U.S. each year.
    According to this report, the total first-year cost of owning a dog is $1,270 and for a cat it’s $1,070. As you can see, having a pet can cost you over $1,000 in the first year, and well over $500 each additional year.
    A medium-size dog has roughly twice the ecological footprint of a Toyota Land Cruiser. (An ecological footprint is the average amount of land and sea required to create a product and then absorb its waste.)
    Maybe pet ownership is not such a great idea?

    • Jack Mac

      If you have never had a healthy loyal pet your missing a great pleasure . And see this location selling unhealthy pets for a very over priced amount of money is just sickening.Pet aren’t for all I agree but once you have a great one you’ll understand ! Go to a respectful adoption agency and receive a 100% better pet for far less $$

      • craigoftruth

        I have had them before.

    • Mac

      Kids love pets. They are often their favorite partners during their younger years, at the very least. Are you suggesting that in order to alleviate their whining over not having a pet that will be polluting the earth, it would be best to throw the child out with the diaper when the diaper is dirty?

      • Jack Mac

        Our children and grandkids have and had dogs and I wouldn’t had it any other way great part of our families and we always adopted and never over paid or received a sick one

      • craigoftruth

        Sad that children’s favorite partner is a dog and not a human, sickening, and show what kind of parents these children have. Next children’s best friend will be their X-Box.

      • Mac

        I doubt that. X-Boxes don’t poop yet, and I suspect you thank your Lord daily for that breath of fresh air relief.

    • Debbie

      I think you have to much time on your hands. Get a hobby!

  • John Smith

    Barack Obama used to eat puppies while he attented muslim school when he was growing up in Indonesia.
    Read his book.