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Online Complaint Form – Animal Cruelty and Animal Welfare

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  • Legal Reference: New York State Agriculture & Markets Law, Article 26, General Business Law, including sections 349 and 350. 
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New York State Department of Agriculture & Markets Law Article 35-D of the General Business Law has certain guidelines that pet dealers must follow relating to the sale of dogs and cats.  If you believe you have purchased a sick dog or cat, then use Pet Lemon Law  Online Complaint Form to report the violation.  If the animal, purchased is not a dog or cat, the Pet Lemon Law does not apply.

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Allowed file types: gif jpg jpeg png bmp tif txt pdf doc docx xls xlsx.
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