New Animal Protection Bills

February 2nd, 2011 Posted in Uncategorized

I recently got email announcing two animal protection bills that were recently passed in New York. From the email (and edited down):
Eliminating Animal Cruelty
Tethering an animal for a long period of time is not only cruel and unusual, but it’s also illegal now thanks to our new anti-tethering law (Intro. 425). Specifically, our new law prohibits anyone from chaining or otherwise tethering an animal outside for more than three straight hours during a twelve-hour period.
It also includes a number of other important protections, including a ban on the use of tethers that are too heavy and that can become entangled, and a requirement that tethered animals have access to food, shelter and water …
Encouraging Spaying & Neutering
Under our new spaying and neutering law (Intro. 328), the fee for licensing dogs that aren’t spayed or neutered will rise from $11.50 to $34.00.  
The additional $25.50 per license will be used to help support animal population control programs around the city.  The money will also be used to provide pet owner education, free and low-cost neutering, and other important veterinarian services to New Yorkers and their pets.

It’s icy out there. I can hear people scraping up the streets right now outside my window. I’m also experimenting with the “vignette” effect in Photo Studio.


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  1. 6 Responses to “New Animal Protection Bills”

  2. By Cara on Feb 2, 2011

    That’s great about the animal protection laws. This past year a new organization was formed here in Alabama to help voters know which politicians supported humane treatment for companion animals. I joined, and do a bit of behind-the-scenes volunteer work. We really need new laws here too!

  3. By Stacy Horn on Feb 2, 2011

    Oh, that is great that you do volunteer work. Thank you. And what a fantastic idea, publicizing how politicians are voting in this area.

  4. By KayO on Feb 2, 2011

  5. By Stacy Horn on Feb 2, 2011

    Thank GOD that had a happy ending. But they should not return that dog to that woman under any circumstances.

  6. By KayO on Feb 3, 2011

    Agree. Can’t believe they’d even consider it.

  7. By Stacy Horn on Feb 3, 2011

    I’m going to hope for the best and believe that they don’t give it back.

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