New York City Passes Laws to Protect Dogs

Thanks to the hard work of petition signers and concerned animal activists, New York City Council has passed two great legislations to provide more protection for dogs in the city.

The first legislation limits the number of hours a dog can be chained up outside to three. This legislation also puts strict regulations on how heavy the chain can be and completely forbids the use of choke collars. The fine for breaking any of these is up to $500.

The second legislation passed increases the unaltered dog license fee from $11.50 to $34. This fee increase will hopefully encourage dog owners to spay or neuter their pets. The extra money will go towards programs in New York that help control dog overpopulation.

These two new legislations are a huge success for dog welfare in New York and hopefully other cities will use New York as a model for responsible dog ownership.

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Photo Credit: unchainyourdog.com

409 comments

Lise K.
Lise K5 years ago

A step in the right direction!

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beverly gannon
beverly gannon5 years ago

thats great news.

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Mari M.
Maria M5 years ago

Great! Barcelona should learn from New York :).

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Claudia Ortiz
Claudia O5 years ago

Excelentes Noticias!!! :)

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Jack Price
Jack Price6 years ago

Really a great news,...

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Chavonne Harvey
Chavonne H6 years ago

Excellent, now if we could only get justice for the rest of the animals in the world.

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Marian G.
Marian G6 years ago

Great news!
Thank you.

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Gillian no fwds please no
Gillian M6 years ago

People power! Isn't it great the power of a petition.

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Natasha andNoah Brenner
Natasha Brenner6 years ago

A minor sop to animal activists! What about real action like banning horse-drawn carriages or the pets in housing law. THIS IS JUST A SMOKE SCREEN!

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Athena C.
Athena C6 years ago

Anything can help is great!

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