Break Through Radio NY: Adopt or Shop?

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Anyone who’s lived in or visited New York knows it’s a city full of canines and the people who love them. But where did all these dogs come from?

This week on Pulse your host and card-carrying dog owner Jess Westberg examines the paradox: while shelters are full of unwanted animals, there’s also an extremely high demand for pure-bred dogs in boutique pet stores. To get a handle on the issue, Westberg talks to pet-store owners, a full-time Animal Rescuer and an American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) spokesperson.

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