FOX 23: LOCAL LEADERS WANT TOUGHER LAWS TO PROTECT DOGS LEFT IN FREEZING TEMPERATURES

ALBANY, N.Y. – Two local leaders are calling for tougher legislation to protect companion animals in cold weather.

Senator Greg Ball (R,C,I-Patterson) and Assemblyman Jim Tedisco (R,C,I-Glenville) called for the new legislation in order to protect companion animals from being left outside in the freezing cold.

The new legislation would make it a felony for a person to intentionally fail to provide adequate shelter for a dog.

Ball and Tedisco’s legislation will also make the actions against Buster’s Law punishable with up to two years in prison and a $5,000 fine.

Governor Cuomo signed legislation that was co-sponsored by Ball and Tedisco on Friday, which will enable local governments to regulate pet dealers and puppy mills. (ARTICLE)

About Greg Ball

Assemblyman Greg Ball (R, C, I – Patterson) is the Senator for New York State's 40th district. A former Vice President of Exceed International Development Corporation, Ball holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science from the United States Air Force Academy, is currently completing his Masters Thesis of Liberal Studies in International Affairs at Georgetown University, and received an honorable discharge in 2005 at the rank of Captain after service as an active duty officer in the United States Air Force. View all posts by Greg Ball →
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