Ask NY Senate to Support Bill to Help Lost Dogs

The New York Senate Agriculture Committee has approved Senate Bill 1812, which would amend current laws to help better identify the owners of lost dogs. This is a positive bill that would help identify the owners of lost dogs and hopefully get them reunited more quickly.NY residents are encouraged to contact their state senator and ask them to support Senate Bill 1812.

Ask NY Senate to Support Bill to Help Lost Dogs

June 3, 2015

The New York Senate Agriculture Committee has approved Senate Bill 1812, which would amend current laws to help better identify the owners of lost dogs. 

Under Senate Bill 1812, which is supported by the AKC, a lost dog must be checked for all forms of identification, including tags, microchips, tattoos or licenses within 24 hours after intake, or as soon as practicable.  Also, if possible, a photograph and description of the dog should be posted on the Internet, unless it is deemed better to not post if deemed appropriate to facilitate finding the owner or protect the safety of the dog.

If the dog is identified, the owner must be notified either personally or by certified mail, and the dog must be held for seven days.  If the dog is not identified right away, it must be held for at least five days.

This is a positive bill that would help identify the owners of lost dogs and hopefully get them reunited more quickly.

NY residents are encouraged to contact their state senator and ask them to support Senate Bill 1812.  Visit the Legislative Action Center and type your address in the “Find Your Elected Officials” box to get the name and contact information for your State Senator.  A full list of Senators can be found here.