PENN YAN, N.Y. (WROC-TV) - UPDATE:
According to the Chairman of the Zoning Board of Appeals for the town of Barrington, Tom Murrin, the applications for the proposed dog breeding facility have been withdrawn.
Murrin says the applications were withdrawn Tuesday, and the meeting that had been scheduled for Tuesday night has been canceled.
Penn Yan residents are furious over a proposed dog breeding facility looking to operate in their town.
"The puppies are being sold to loving families," said Lisa Connolly "They can't speak for themselves."
"The town should be known for its beautiful lake and wine industry and not be associated with some backwards breeding facility," said Stephanie Pagano. "As a community I think it tarnishes our brand and our image and I think we can do better"
According to the permit request filed by Wayne Sensenig, he is looking to keep 75 breeding females at this property on Porters Corners Road.
Just across the street, another permit was just requested by Wayne's father, John Sensenig, to sell up to 500 puppies a year.
John was previously convicted in Pennsylvania for animal cruelty charges that stemmed from inhumane conditions at a breeding facility he operated there.
"He was shut down in June 2017, in May 2017 charges were brought against him." said New York Attorney Susan Chana Lask. "Within a month he walked over to New York state and opened an application here in the Town of Barrington."
Susan Chana Lask, who does pro bono work representing puppy mill opponents, is urging residents like Lisa Connolly to show up to Tuesday's meeting to fight this.
Although cloudier today, we will enjoy one more mild and dry day…