ALBANY (WENY) – Saturday, New York Governor Kathy Hochul signed legislation relating to animal welfare.
The new legislation prohibits insurers from refusing to issue, renew, cancel, charge or impose an increased premium for certain policies based solely on the breed of the dog owned.
This new legislation also requires veterinarians to report suspected animal cruelty.
“To own a pet is a blessing and we owe it to the animals of New York to keep them safe and healthy. Dogs of all breeds deserve loving homes and no one should have to fear losing their insurance coverage based on the dog they own,” Hochul said.