http://www.buffalonews.com/city-region/amherst/amherst-law-advanced-on-puppy-mill-pet-store-connection-20140203

"In a move applauded by animal rights organizations, the Amherst Town Board on Monday directed the town’s attorney to draft local legislation creating more oversight of pet dealers, in an effort to end the “puppy mill”-to-pet store connection in Amherst.... [R]ecent state legislation – which was sponsored by State Sen. Mark Grisanti, R-Buffalo, and signed by Cuomo last month – now makes it easier for localities to regulate puppy mills and pet dealers."