TNR Gets More Support

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Our TNR initiative which would set aside up to 20% of the State’s Animal Control fund for trap/neuter/release programs to manage feral cat/community cat colonies has picked up steam and solid support. The Columbia County Board of Supervisors passed a passed … Continued

Voices for Animals Day is Here

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After months of planning, animal shelter advocates from across the state will converge on the state capitol to speak with their state legislators about the Federation’s 2015 Legislative Agenda. The Federation sponsors VFAD with the ASPCA and there’s a great … Continued

Federation Continues to Work on TNR Legislation

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Our Trap/Neuter/Release bill to help communities manage community cat colonies is once again moving forward. We’re working with the sponsor in both houses, John McDonald in the Assembly and Kathy Marchione in the Senate to shepherd the bill through the … Continued

Rethinking Cats

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NYSAPF’s President, Brad Shear, and Executive Director, Libby Post, will be at the HSUS Rethinking the Cat Symposium in Syracuse on Tuesday, September 9th. They will speak on how animal welfare folks can get involved with statewide advocacy efforts on behalf of … Continued

Albany County Now Has a Puppy Mills Law

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Last night, the Albany County Legislature unanimously passed Local Law C which would regulate puppy mills, backyard breeders, pet seller and pet dealers throughout the County. Click here to read our executive director’s statement.

Assembly Passes TNR Legislation

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Upstate NY and Long Island are one step closer to having access to Animal Population Control funding for Trap, Neuter and Release programs with the passage of A. 9487 in the NYS Assembly last night. Now, on to the Senate where … Continued

TNR bill moving in NYS Assembly

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Key to the Federation’s 2014 Legislative Agenda is the Trap/Neuter/Release Fund Bill. We’re working closely with Assemblyman John McDonald (D), Senator Kathy Marchione (R) and the ASPCA, to move A.9487/S.7290 which would establish a Trap/Neuter/Release fund out of the State’s Animal Population … Continued

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