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.
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
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
The Federation’s Executive Director, Libby Post, spoke in favor of holding a hearing on Albany County 2014 Local Law C which would regulate puppy mills and pet dealers in Albany County. Click here to read her remarks. Post was joined by … Continued
Albany County Legislator Bryan Clenahan is working with NYSAPF and our member, the Mohawk Hudson Humane Society, has introduced legislation to regulate pet dealers and breeders in Albany County. Click here to read more. Clenahan has been a champion for … Continued
Our 2014 Legislative Agenda is ready for you to read. We’re looking at legislation that would make it illegal for insurance companies to discriminate against specific breed dog owners in getting home or liability insurance, at a bill that would … Continued
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 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