Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Long Island, NY
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NEW PET ABUSE LAW
Today there was a story about a pit bull that was stuffed into a plastic bin but found alive by two people who fed her and then took her to the vet. The dog had recently given birth (no sign of the puppies) and may have been burned. Good news is that the dog is doing well. This occured in Suffolk County on LI.
Some geography: Long Island is divided by two counties, Nassau and Suffolk. Within these counties are many towns and villages. I just heard a story on the news about a proposed Pet Abuse Law in Suffolk County. The law would be along the lines of the sex offender law. Anyone who has abused a pet would have to register with their town/village, etc in the hopes that this would be prevented in the future. Also, all pet stores and shelters would be notified so the offender couldn't get another pet.
I know it's not perfect, especially with buying puppies and dogs on the internet or from BYB/mills, but it's a step in the right direction. Now if they would outlaw selling dogs in pet stores, that would be a victory.
Kodi & Shelby's Mom and Julian's Grandma