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NEW LEGISLATION, AIMED AT PROTECTING ADOPTED PETS AND FAMILIES, INTRODUCED IN ALBANY

Assemblyman Dean Murray (R,C,I-East Patchogue) has announced that he is co-sponsoring legislation with Assemblyman Ken Zebrowski (D-New City) that will ensure additional protections for pets adopted through animal shelters, rescue organizations and non-profits that offer animals for adoption.

“This legislation serves as a very good first step toward ensuring that animals are safe and healthy when adopted and that they do not pose a danger to other pets or the community,” Murray said. “I would like to thank my colleague Ken Zebrowski for spearheading this initiative and our counterpart in the NYS Senate, Phil Boyle, for sponsoring this bill in his house. The vast majority of rescue organizations and shelters do an outstanding job and are staffed by compassionate people who truly care about helping find safe and loving homes for these pets. Unfortunately, there have been recent incidents reported in the news about sick animals being presented as healthy and being put up for adoption. Stories like these, if true, are horrific and emphasize the need to take additional steps to protect our loving pets and families.”

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NYS Assemblyman Ken Zebrowski
(D-New City)

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NYS Assemblyman Dean Murray
(R, C, I-East Patchogue)

 

 

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