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Shelter Vets Now Considered a Veterinary Specialty.

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We are very pleased to announce that the American Veterinary Medical Association Executive Board has voted to approve provisional recognition for a board specialty in Shelter Medicine. This is an important, exciting milestone in animal sheltering and veterinary medicine.  Recognizing … Continued

Governor Cuomo Signs the Puppy Mill Bill

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Governor Cuomo has signed A.740-A/S.3753-A, the Puppy Mill/Pre-Emption bill which would give localities the ability to regulate pet shops and puppy mils (that sell over 25 dogs annually to the public). This is a major step forward in protecting the lives … Continued

Puppy Mill/Pre-Emption Bill on Governor’s Desk

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We need your support in getting to the Governor and having him sign this important piece of legislation. The Governor has just 10 days to act! Click on this link to get involved and send a message. www.bit.ly/18wWoHK #EndPuppyMills. Also see our Facebook and … Continued

Governor Cuomo Signs A5113A/S2665B

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Late in December, Governor Cuomo signed a bill that would authorize district attorneys to file a petition on behalf of a humane society, animal shelter or other impounding organizations to seek security for the reasonable costs for caring for seized animals from individuals … Continued

2012 Legislative Session

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2012 was a busy legislative session for those of us interested in animal protection.  Several bills supported by the Federation were signed by the Governor and have become state law. -New requirements were passed for Pet Dealers that force them … Continued


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In 2009 the governor of New York State proposed eliminating the New York State Animal Population Control Program as a cost cutting measure.  Because of the poorly designed program, management was costly and the state needed to make cuts. Rather than eliminate … Continued