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June 1, 2015

The New York Assembly Social Services Committee is considering a bill on Wednesday, June 3, that would allow victims of domestic violence to bring their service or therapy dogs with them if they need to go to an emergency shelter.

The AKC supports Assembly Bill 6626, which recognizes the important role these animals provide, and the complex dynamic involving pets and domestic violence. Its companion bill, Senate Bill 5372, was approved by a Senate committee last week and will likely be considered by the full Senate soon.

Read AKC’s previous legislative alert for more information about these important measures. 

What You Can Do:

  • Contact your NY State Senator and ask them to support Senate Bill 5372.  Visit AKC’s new Legislative Action Center and type in your address to find the name and contact information for your State Senator.
     
  • Contact the NY Assembly Social Services Committee prior to the hearing on Wednesday, June 3, and ask the members to support Assembly Bill 6626.  Visit the Assembly Social Services Committee’s website and click on the member’s names to find the name and contact information for the committee members.

 

The New York Assembly Social Services Committee is considering a bill on Wednesday, June 3, that would allow victims of domestic violence to bring their service or therapy dogs with them if they need to go to an emergency shelter.

The AKC supports Assembly Bill 6626, which recognizes the important role these animals provide, and the complex dynamic involving pets and domestic violence. Its companion bill, Senate Bill 5372, was approved by a Senate committee last week and will likely be considered by the full Senate soon.

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