Headlines New Law Protects Pets from Being Left Behind in Evictions Published 2 years ago on August 27, 2018 By PETS+ Staff Share Tweet ‘Cats are not like couches, dogs are not like dining tables.’ New York Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo has signed legislation to protect pets from being abandoned during an eviction. The law requires officers executing a warrant of eviction to check the property for pets and to coordinate the safe removal of the animals with the evictee, according to a press release from the governor’s office. “I know firsthand how pets quickly become members of your family and it is absurd that in these instances a living animal can be treated the same as a possession and be put in harm’s way,” Cuomo said in the release. “I’m proud to sign this measure that will protect beloved family pets and solve this issue once and for all.” The New York Post reports that Assemblywoman Linda Rosenthal of Manhattan drafted the bill after reading about a landlord who evicted a family in Brooklyn. Family members couldn’t get back into the residence to rescue their dog, which was “trapped inside in a small cage for two days without food.” Advertisement Only after obtaining a court order did the family manage to save the dog, according to the Post. Rosenthal said in the release: “The No Pet Left Behind Law recognizes that pets should not be treated like property when their family is evicted, and it will ensure that plans are made for their care. Cats are not like couches, dogs are not like dining tables, and no family should go through what Tori and her family did when they were evicted.” Related Topics:legislation click to Comment(Comment) Advertisement You may like NY Considers Statewide Ban of Pet Shop Dog, Cat and Rabbit Sales Florida Allows Domestic Violence Protective Orders to Include Pets New York to Consider Banning Retail Pet Sales Promoted Headlines Category Spotlight: Terry Naturally® Animal Health Category Spotlight: eTailPet Are You Ready For Adventures Beyond The Backyard? Tall Tails Advertisement Latest Trending Videos Photo Gallery2 days ago Get Inspired by These Chew Displays at Indie Pet Stores Hot Sellers2 days ago Dogs Go Crazy for Polkadog Bakery’s Atlantic Silverside, Plus More Hot Sellers Press Releases2 days ago Zesty Paws Names CFO True Tales6 days ago Employees: Leave Your Pot at Home to Keep Your Job Columns1 week ago 3 Things Customers Want and Need from Pet Businesses Photo Gallery2 days ago Get Inspired by These Chew Displays at Indie Pet Stores Trace's Store School3 days ago Video: Trace’s Store School Covers Lessons Learned from COVID-19 America's Coolest3 weeks ago Video: Take a Tour of Bark Life in Seminole, FL Trace's Store School3 weeks ago Video: Learn How to Do Holiday on a Budget at Trace’s Store School Advertisement SubscribeBULLETINS Get the most important newsand business ideas from PETS+. Advertisement Most Popular True Tales6 days ago Employees: Leave Your Pot at Home to Keep Your Job Columns1 week ago 3 Things Customers Want and Need from Pet Businesses Photo Gallery2 days ago Get Inspired by These Chew Displays at Indie Pet Stores Photo Gallery6 days ago 19 Photos That Show Why Dexter’s Deli Is One of America’s Coolest Pet Stores Headlines1 week ago Yelp to Flag Businesses Accused of Racism With ‘Consumer Alerts’ Photo Gallery5 days ago New Edibles for Cats, Vegan Bars for Dogs and Toys for the Holidays [GALLERY] Columns5 days ago 4 Tips for Negotiating the Best Lease for Your Pet Business Real Deal1 week ago How Do You Handle Know-It-All Customers in Your Store?