A. 269 Allows courts to consider the well-being of a companion animal when awarding possession in proceedings commenced by individuals who have resided with the companion animal. A law was recently enacted in NY to require courts to consider the best interests of companion animals in divorce and legal separation proceedings. A. 3724 would extend this right to unmarried people who resided together with an animal.
To help take action on any of these or other animal protection bills pending before the NYS Legislature, use the methods below to reach lawmakers.
If you do not know their names or contact information, go to www.nyassembly.gov and www.nysenate.gov. If you provide your address, you can get this information. In your communication, mention that you are a constituent and include your address.