Leave it to the State of NY to continually ensure proper treatment and care for its state pet residents as they just adopted a new law that states, “When a NY Resident is evicted, no pet will be left behind.”
The new law was signed and effective as of Thursday, August 23, 2018 by Governor Andrew Cuomo and was introduced into legislation by Sen. Jim Tedisco, a Glenville Republican, and Assemblywoman Linda Rosenthal, a Manhattan Democrat. This new law requires officers executing an eviction to check the property for companion animals and help arrange the safe removal of the animals. If the pet owners isn’t available or can’t take the pets at the time of eviction, the law requires the officer to work with the appropriate outside organization to take responsibility.
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