New York Legislation to Protect Animals

Please use your voice to support/oppose new  legislative bills by contacting your representatives in the New York State Legislature.

2020 New York State Legislation

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NYSHA’s staff updating legislation chart.

NYSHA plans an active 2020 advocating for numerous animal protection bills in the NYS Legislature. We hope you will also support these animal protection bills by contacting the legislators representing your district to express your backing.

Attached is a list of bills introduced in the 2019-2020 session that NYSHA supported or opposed, with information about each bill. Two important bills were passed and were signed into NYS law in 2019 – one to ban the declawing of cats and one that requires specific housing conditions and care of animals held by pet dealers.


Your Support is Important

Please help NYSHA be a strong voice for animals by ensuring that all our representatives make animal protection a priority. Educate yourself, know the issues, follow legislative activities, attend advocacy days, make phone calls, write letters, and keep fighting! We see growing support from our state legislators; however, much more work needs to be done.

We will keep you posted via email and Facebook notifications regarding activity on important animal related issues.