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Yates dog dealer turns in state license

Two men who have withdrawn their applications for permits to operate dog-related businesses do not have plans to re-apply for permits, and that’s the way some Barrington residents want things to stay.

In a brief phone conversation Dec. 1, Wayne Sensenig said his father, John, plans to cancel his pet dealer license which had been issued by the New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets. If he fails to promptly surrender his license, state officials will continue a license revocation proceeding which is underway.

“Mr. Sensenig was convicted of animal cruelty after he applied for and was granted a pet dealer license. Upon notification of Mr. Sensenig’s conviction, the department began an investigation, confirmed his conviction and will begin a revocation proceeding in the event the license is not surrendered,” wrote Ag & Markets spokesperson Lisa Koumjian in an email Dec. 4. On Dec. 5 she confirmed he had contacted the department to surrender his license.

Wayne abruptly ended the phone conversation when asked what he plans to do with the dogs he currently has on his property. He had applied for a permit to operate a dog kennel to house 50 to 75 breeding females at his property on Porters Corners Road, and his father had planned to sell puppies from Wayne’s kennel at his neighboring home.

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