New York Bill Would Require Individuals to Disclose Certain Written Information When Surrendering Animals at Shelters

New York Senate Bill 4800 would require individuals surrendering animals to shelters to fill out a standardized form which would disclose to potential future adopters: “the reason or reasons for surrendering the dog; (ii) whether the dog has been declared to be a dangerous dog; whether such dog has ever exhibited aggressive tendencies; (iii) whether the dog has ever bitten any person; and (iv) any other information with regard to the dog which the owner feels may be relevant to the future placement of the dog.” The bill has been referred to the Senate Committee on Agriculture.