photo: New York State Assemblyman Dean Murray (R – East Patchogue) and Assemblywoman Linda Rosenthal (D – Manhattan) are pictured with representatives of the League of Humane Voters during a meeting in Albany, NY in March of 2016.
(Albany) – New York State Assembly members Dean Murray of Long Island and Linda Rosenthal of Manhattan, recently met with representatives from the League of Humane Voters in Albany to discuss legislation aimed at protecting animals from harm and neglect. Among some of the legislation being discussed was a bill that calls for the creation of a statewide animal abuse registry to make sure that animal abusers are identified and kept from ever owning or having access to animals in the future. Later in the day, after the meeting, NYS Assemblyman Dean Murray introduced a Legislative Resolution calling for the Governor to proclaim the month of October 2016 as “Pet Rescue Awareness Month” in the state of New York. The purpose of the resolution is to bring awareness to the struggles that such pet rescue organizations face, such as finding food, shelter and healthcare for abused and neglected animals. The resolution overwhelmingly passed the Assembly.