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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