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The Albany County Legislature has scheduled a public hearing for October 23 in order to receive more public input on two proposals that would directly impact those who reside or participate in dog events in the county.

Proposal “G” would limit tethering, and as written would appear to not allow for temporary humane tethering, even if the owner is with the dog.  Proposal “H” in part would allow any person to enter a vehicle to remove an animal they believe to be at risk.  Click on the links to read the proposals, and view AKC’s previous legislative alert for more information and talking points.

Those who reside or participate in dog events in Albany County are strongly encouraged to express your comments and concerns with these proposals.  Let the legislators know if you are a resident or participate in Albany County events, and what you do to ensure the safety of your dog in these situations.

  • Attend the Public Hearing:
    Albany County Legislative Public Hearing
    Tuesday, October 23, 2018
    Albany County Court House
    16 Lodge Street
    William J. Conboy Legislative Chambers
    Albany, NY
    7:15 pm
  • Contact the members of the Albany County Legislature: Visit to view the names and contact information for the county legislators.

AKC Government Relations and the Associated Dog Clubs of New York State are also communicating with the legislature on these proposals and monitoring any action.  For more information, contact AKC GR at