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NY Bills Allowing Service & Therapy Dogs to Accompany Domestic Violence Victims Continue to Advance

June 4, 2015

The New York Assembly Social Services Committee has approved a bill 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. The bill is currently pending in the Assembly Rules Committee and will likely be under consideration by the Assembly soon.  AKC will provide updated information as it becomes available.

Its companion bill, Senate Bill 5372, was approved by a Senate committee last week and will likely be considered by the full Senate soon.  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.

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

 

The New York Assembly Social Services Committee has approved a bill 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 is currently pending in the Assembly Rules Committee and will likely be under consideration by the Assembly soon

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