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NY Alert: Ask Senate to Support Bill Criminalizing Pet Theft from an Owner’s Property

New York Senate Bill 1495, which would criminalize pet theft, will be considered by the Senate...

New York Senate Bill 1495, which would criminalize pet theft, will be considered by the Senate Codes Committee on Wednesday, May 8.

New York dog owners are strongly encouraged to contact the members of the Senate Codes Committee, and your State Senator, and encourage them to support Senate Bill 1495!  Scroll down for contact information.

Summary:

Current New York law declares that theft of certain property is grand larceny in the fourth degree.  Senate Bill 1495 expands this to include a dog or cat taken from a dwelling, enclosure, or yard on the owner or custodian’s property.

While it does not address pets stolen when off the owner’s property, the AKC believes this is an excellent step that will provide law enforcement with an important tool to penalize those who steal pets from a person’s home or property.

What You Can Do:

Contact the members of the New York Senate Codes Committee and members of the New York Senate and ask them to support Senate Bill 1495.

To find the name and contact information for your State Senator, visit www.nysenate.gov and type your address in the “Find My Senator” box at the top of the page.  

The Senate Codes Committee contact information is as follows:

Senator Michael Nozzolio (Chair)
Albany Office Phone: (518) 455-2366
Seneca Falls Office Phone: (315) 568-9816

Senator Phil Boyle
Albany Office Phone: (518) 455-3411
Babylon Office Phone: (631) 669-9200

Senator John DeFrancisco
Albany Office Phone: (518) 455-3511
Syracuse Office Phone: (315) 428-7632

Senator Adriano Espaillat
Albany Office Phone: (518)455-2041
Manhattan Office Phone: (212) 544-0173

Senator John Flanagan
Albany Office Phone: (518)455-2071
Smithtown Office Phone: (631)361-2154

Senator Charles Fuschillo, Jr.
Albany Office Phone: (518) 455-3341
Massapequa Office Phone: (516) 882-0630

Senator Patrick Gallivan
Albany Office Phone: 518-455-3471
Elma Office Phone: (716) 656-8544

Senator Martin Golden
Albany Office Phone: (518) 455-2730
Brooklyn Office Phone: (718) 238-6044

Senator Brad Hoylman
Albany Office Phone: (518) 455-2451
Manhattan Office Phone: (212) 633-8052

Senator Andrew Lanza
Albany Office Phone: (518) 455-3215
Staten Island Office Phone: (718) 984-4073

Senator Michael Nozzolio
Albany Office Phone: (518) 455-2366
Seneca Falls Office Phone: (315) 568-9816

Senator Ted O’Brien
Albany Office Phone: (518) 455-2162
Fairport Office Phone: (585) 223-1800

Senator Thomas O’Mara
Albany Office Phone: (518) 455-2091
Elmira Office Phone:  (607) 735-9671

Senator Bill Perkins
Albany Office Phone: (518) 455-2441
Harlem Office Phone: (212) 222-7315

Senator John Sampson
Albany Office Phone: (518) 455-2788
Brooklyn Office Phone: (718) 649-7653

Senator Daniel Squadron
Albany Office Phone: (518) 455-2625
Manhattan Office Phone: (212)298-5565
Brooklyn Office Phone: (718) 875-1517

The AKC Government Relations Department (AKC GR) will continue to monitor this legislation and provide updates as they are available.

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