Legislation and other initiatives to improve the lives of animals in New York City:
State Bill Will Create Low-Cost Spay/Neuter Program for NYC
The state has a program that provides low-cost spay and neuter for pets of low-income New Yorkers, but it has never worked well in New York City. This bill, which has already passed the Assembly, will allow the city to set up its own program. Read more.
City-Funded Low-Cost Spay and Neuter Clinics
Low-cost spay and neuter clinics for pets of low-income New Yorkers are the most cost effective and humane means of ending our chronic pet overpopulation problem. Read more.
NYC Pets-in-Housing Bill
Coop and condo interests are trying to hijack a bill meant to protect New Yorkers with pets by creating a loophole that will leave pet owners in coops and condos vulnerable to eviction. Read more.
Housing for Senior Citizens with Pets
Senior citizens often have fewer resources and fewer options when looking for housing. No-pet clauses in apartment leases hit them especially hard. Read more.
Fair Insurance for Homeowners with Dogs
Some insurance companies discriminate against homeowners based on the breed of dog they keep. This bill says blanket blackouts aren't fair or necessary. Read more.
Responsible Guardian Initiative
Careless owners abandon thousands of pets every year, creating a crisis of homelessness and needless deaths. Some simple regulations on adoptions can reduce abandonment and ensure happier homes for pets and their companions. Read more.