[Added 2-22-2016 by L.L. No. 2-2016, effective 3-8-2016]
It shall be unlawful for any person to sell any live dog or cat in any pet store, retail business or other commercial establishment located in the Village of Mamaroneck, unless the dog or cat was obtained from an animal shelter or a humane society located in the County of Westchester, or a nonprofit rescue and humane organization registered with the New York State Department of Agriculture.
For purposes of this section, a "rescue and humane organization" is defined as a New York State nonprofit corporation that is exempt from taxation under Internal Revenue Code Section 501 (c)(3), participates in early age spay/neuter of animals, complies with state and local laws regarding the humane treatment of animals, and whose mission and practice is, in whole or in significant part, the rescue and placement of dogs and/or cats.
A violation of this article may be prosecuted as a misdemeanor. A violation of this article also may be enforced by means of an administrative citation and penalty in the amount of $250 for the first violation, $500 for the second violation and $1,000 for the third violation.