The 2015 New York legislative session is over and you will remember that we nagged you a fair amount to do your part to support legislation to help animals.
As always, not much of it passed, but the good news is that Senator Terrence Murphy, a Republican from the 40th Senate District (parts of Putnam and Westchester counties) is already starting to garner support for legislation that he has pending in the 2016 legislative session coming up in January.
Here is what he says:
“Any case of animal cruelty is not just wrong, it is sickening to hear about. I was proud to sponsor and support several key pieces of legislation this year which would protect our pets and ensure those who do harm animals are held accountable for their actions. I need your help in getting the Assembly to move on this important legislation by signing my petition. Specifically, this petition would reinforce the need to pass legislation which would establish a public registry of people convicted of animal cruelty; increase the penalty for those convicted multiple times of torturing, killing or failing to provide sustenance to a felony; make it easier to prosecute people causing serious injury to a companion animal; and modernize animal cruelty laws to promote consistent enforcement by law enforcement officials and the courts.”
You can sign the petition athttp://www.nysenate.gov/webform/join-senator-murphy-s-fight-protect-our-pets
Senator Murphy is not the only legislator interested in animal welfare and we will keep you posted about other initiatives from both sides of the aisle.
But this is an early and comprehensive effort and we think it deserves support.
After you sign the petition, give all your pets a kiss and then sign up for Every Dog Has Its Day, on September 27 at Fallbrook Recreation Center, 103 Thompson Road, Oswego.
It’s the 10th Annual 5K-9 Race and 1-Mile Family Walk and Pets and People Celebration, with registration starting at 11 a.m.
You can find out more and sign up online at www.oswegohumane.org
The Oswego County Humane Society provides spay/neuter services and assistance, fostering and adoption of animals in urgent need, humane education programs, and information and referrals to animal lovers throughout Oswego County.
Located at 110 W. Second St., Oswego, NY.
Phone: (315) 207-1070.
Email: [email protected]
Because People and Pets Are Good for Each Other.