Confirmed victory
Petitioning New York State Senator David J. Valesky

Sponsor legislation to strengthen NYS law for neglected companion animals

Please support Grace, a pit bull who was severely neglected and had to be humanely euthanized on October 6, 2012. We will not forget Grace and the emotional and physical pain and suffering she suffered as a result of her owner's neglect.

Currently those charged with abusing or neglecting companion animals are only subject to a misdemeanor charge under NYS Agriculture & Markets Law. We are asking that companion animals be moved out of NYS Agriculture & Markets Law into New York State Penal Law so that those charged with animal abuse or neglect could face a felony charge.

This petition was delivered to:
  • New York State Senator David J. Valesky

    Cuse Pit Crew (Animal Alliance of Greater Syracuse) started this petition with a single signature, and won with 1,863 supporters. Start a petition to change something you care about.