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New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed into law a measure expanding the number of public officials who can break into a vehicle to rescue an endangered pet from an extremely hot or cold car.

Until now, only the police could escape liability for damaging a vehicle in order to rescue a pet. The new law says firefighters and emergency medical professionals will not be liable when they help a pet.

The new law is intended to speed up the rescue of pets since potential rescuers such as firefighters and EMTs will not have to wait for the police to arrive.

National Public Radio

New York State will soon make it illegal to finance the purchase of dogs, cats or other companion animals through lease-to-own schemes.

FDA issues 3 consumer warnings

Aug 29, 2018
CoinRX

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is alerting the public about several potential dangers.

National Public Radio

Pet stores in New York State would be prohibited from buying dogs or cats from puppy mills and other large commercial breeding facilities under a new proposal in the state legislature.

Lian Bunny

Summer is the season for barbecues, beach outings and relaxing backyard sojourns.

Bethany Kloc

The SPCA Serving Erie County  is closed this week, as the organization moves from its 55-year-old home in the Town of Tonawanda to a $15 million new home on Harlem Road in West Seneca. The new facility will have better quarters for domestic animals and ailing wild animals.

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Pet owners who want to spend eternity with their beloved companions will be able to do so in many cemeteries under a new law signed this week by Governor Andrew Cuomo.

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It will soon be legal for pet owners in New York state to be buried with their beloved animals.

VeterinaryClinic.com

The Erie County Sheriff's Office is reminding people that hot dogs are for the grill, not the car.

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Though Halloween is meant to be a fun holiday for people of all ages, the SPCA Serving Erie County is reminding local pet owners of the risks involving their pets on the holiday.

Lian Bunny

How much do you love your pet?  Enough to cook them special meals? A new poll finds that nearly one-third of New Yorkers devote some time to preparing special treats for their four-legged friends.

Dog bites cost homeowners half-billion dollars in insurance claims

May 27, 2015
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Dog bites are taking a huge bite out of the pocketbooks of American homeowners. Last year, dog bites and other dog-related injuries cost property owners more than $530 million in insurance claims, according to the Insurance Information Institute.