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ANIMAL CRUELTY LAWS

 

*NEW* NYS PET STORE LICENSING LAW... 01/10/01 Article 26A of the NYS Agriculture and Markets Law to take effect April 01st, 2002

 

NYS CONSUMER ANIMAL LEMON LAW... 01/10/01 Already in effect ... know your rights when you purchase a dog or cat from a pet store - these rights have to be posted conspicuously in the store and they must give those consumer rights to you in writing at the time of the sale

 

SUFFOLK COUNTY "SAFE PETS AND FAMILIES LAW"... 01/10/01 Already in effect ... Suffolk County Law Article III [Adopted 12-19-2000 by Res. No. 1273-2000; amended in its entirety 4-24-2001 by Res. No. 312-2001] New law provides protection and temporary shelter for up to 90 days of a family pet involved in a domestic violence victim environment...

 

SUFFOLK COUNTY "DANGEROUS DOG" LAW... 01/10/01 Already in effect ... Suffolk County Law Article III adopted 08/28/01 by L.L. 13-2001 introduced by Leg. Andrew Crecca to expand the Agriculture and Markets Law to include protecting your pets from other uncontrolled dangerous dogs...

 

UNLAWFUL ANIMAL CONFINEMENT IN MOTOR VEHICLE LAW... 01/10/01 Already in effect ... Suffolk County Law Article I adopted 06/24/86 by L.L. 17-1986 making it a violation of law to trap your pet inside of a motor vehicle unattended without proper ventilation and authorizes law enforcement, exempt from civil or criminal liability, to break and enter any vehicle to rescue a trapped animal inside...KEEP YOUR CAR WINDOWS DOWN ON HOT OR SUNNY DAYS...

 

NEW YORK STATE NOW MAKES CRUELTY TO ANIMALS A FELONY IN FINDINGS OF AGGRAVATED CIRCUMSTANCES ...AGRICULTURE AND MARKETS LAWS ARTICLE 26 Section 353-a... 12/01/01...Effective 11/01/99 Governor Pataki finally signed the new so-called "Buster's Law" or "Felony Cruelty to Animals Law". Buster's Law was named after an 18-month-old tabby cat named Buster that was doused with kerosene and burned to death by a Schenectady teenager in 1997 - and to further prevent egregious animal abuse against defenseless animals including those animals who had been thrown from windows, used for target practice, subjected to hangings and intentionally and sadistically starved to death...

 

NEW YORK STATE AGRICULTURE AND MARKETS LAWS ARTICLE 26... 12/01/01

 

FEDERAL ANIMAL WELFARE ACT... 12/01/01

 

EXOTIC PET LAW 01/01/2005

ADEQUATE SHELTER FOR DOGS SECTION 353B NYS AGRICULTURE AND MARKETS LAW

ARTICLE 10 SECTION 209-CC
of the General Municipal Law Law
NOTIFICATION OF PRESENCE OF WILD ANIMALS AND DANGEROUS DOG

 

ARTICLE 7
of the Agriculture & Markets Law
(Chapters 220 & 221, Laws of 1978)
licensing, identification and control of dogs
and animal population control program

ARTICLE 26-A
of the Agriculture & Markets Law
Relating to
CARE OF ANIMALS BY PET DEALERS

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Suffolk County Offices
North County Complex
725 Veterans Memorial Hwy.
Bldg. 16
Hauppauge, NY 11788

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P.O. Box 6100
Hauppauge, NY 11788-0099

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