Assemblyman Tedisco outlines ways to protect against animal abuse | People
In response to a recent local cat hoarding incident, Assemblyman Jim Tedisco has outlined steps that can be taken to protect animals from abuse and to help reduce animal hoarding incidents.
Tedisco sited mandatory psychiatric evaluation of convicted animal abusers, a creation of a statewide registry of animal abusers and encouraging more people to spay and neuter their pets.
“Pet owners have a responsibility to raise animals in a safe, sanitary and humane environment and only take in animals they can reasonably care for. Animal hoarding is a sickness and anyone who would engage in this disturbing behavior may have a mental illness and needs to be treated before they harm more animals or hurt people. Animal hoarding also impacts neighborhoods by causing dirty and unsanitary conditions where disease and infestations can spread,” said Tedisco in a statement. “That’s why we are sponsoring the 2nd annual New York State Animal Advocacy Day on June 13th in Albany to raise awareness of the issue of animal cruelty and bring together New Yorkers to call for stronger laws to protect our companion animals.”
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