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New York City Passes Laws to Protect Dogs

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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12:55AM PST on Dec 13, 2011

A step in the right direction!

8:02PM PDT on Mar 20, 2011

thats great news.

7:12PM PDT on Mar 18, 2011

Great! Barcelona should learn from New York :).

1:20PM PST on Mar 10, 2011

Excelentes Noticias!!! :)

8:27AM PST on Feb 21, 2011

Really a great news,...

7:01PM PST on Feb 18, 2011

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

1:32PM PST on Feb 15, 2011

Great news!
Thank you.

1:04PM PST on Feb 15, 2011

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

12:57PM PST on Feb 15, 2011

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!

10:51AM PST on Feb 13, 2011

Anything can help is great!

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