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More NY state anti-dog legislation in the Assembly this week June 1, 2009

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Senator Aubertine’s office advises that 10 bills of interest to dog owners are on the agenda for next week’s (June 1-7) NY State Senate committmee meetings.

**Regarding “puppymills” **

S4961A Oppenheimer (same as A 7983A Paulin) Redefines “pet dealer” by REMOVING the exemption for residential/ hobby breeders and ADDING “any person who SELLS, OFFERS FOR SALE OR NEGOTIATES THE SALE OR PURCHASE OF ANIMALS BORN OR RAISED ON ANOTHER PREMISES;
(B) KEEPS ON HIS OR HER PREMISES MORE THAN FOUR INTACT FEMALE DOGS SIX MONTHS OF AGE OR OLDER FOR THE PURPOSE OF BREEDING SUCH DOGS”

The proposal also adds numerous requirements for care of animals by “pet dealers” including veterinary protocols, exercise, and more. Also requires pet dealers to authorize release of their records with breed registries and veterinarians to New York State or its agents.

link: http://assembly.state.ny.us/leg/?bn= A07983&sh=t
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S5392A Squadron (same as A7285 Paulin)
Prohibits ownership or custody of more than 50 intact dogs or cats

Allows for seizure of dogs or cats if any person or business “has in its care” more than 50 intact dogs or cats over the age of 4 months. Note that such animals may be sold off or killed by the impounding agency if security bond requirements are not met within five days.

link: http://assembly.state.ny.us/leg/?bn= A07285
Note: this bill is endorsed by HSUS
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Please join the Dog Federation of New York in opposing these bills and immediately write or phone NYS Agriculture Committee Chair Darrel Aubertine and the Agriculture committee members to express your concern regarding such extremist proposals. If enacted, both will devastate
lawful, humane pet breeders.

As always, be brief, be polite, mention the bill number and “oppose” in the subject line

Contact information:
Hon. Darrel Aubertine
Chair, NYS Senate Committee on Agriculture
903 Legislative Office Building
Albany, New York 12247
518-455-2761 (office) / 518-455-6946 (fax)
email: aubertin@senate.state.ny.us

committee members:

Sen. William Stachowski
918 Legislative Office Building
Albany, New York 12247
Phone (518)-455-2426
Fax: (518) 426-6851
stachows@senate.state.ny.us

Sen. Velmanette Montgomery
711 Legislative Office Building
Albany, NY 12247
Tel: (518) 455-3451
Fax: (518) 426-6854
Email: montgome@senate.state.ny.us

Sen. Neil Breslin
502 Capitol
Albany, New York 12247
Tel: (518) 455-2225
Email: breslin@senate.state.ny.us

Sen. David Valesky
416 State Capitol Building
Albany, New York 12247
Phone: 518-455-2838
Fax: 518-426-6885
Email: valesky@senate.state.ny.us

Sen. Catherine Young
Room 513 Legislative Office Building
Albany, New York 12247
(518) 455-3563
(518) 426-6905 (fax)
Email: cyoung@senate.state.ny.us

Sen. James Seward
Room 711B Legislative Office Building
Albany, NY 12247
Phone: (518) 455-3131
Email: seward@senate.state.ny.us

Sen. George Winner
Room 415
Legislative Office Building
Albany, NY 12247
Phone: (518) 455-2091
Fax: (518) 426-6976
email: winner@senate.state.ny.us

Sen. Michael Ranzenhofer
315 Legislative Office Building
Albany, NY 12247
Tel: (518) 455-3161 / Fax: (518) 426-6963
Email: ranz@senate.state.ny.us

also copy or call
Senate Majority Leader Malcolm Smith
Office of New York State Senator Malcolm A. Smith
909 Legislative Office Building
Albany, NY 12247
Tel: (518) 455-2701 / Fax: (518) 455-2816
Email: masmith@senate.state.ny.us

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