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Senator Pamela A. Helming (R,C,I-Canandaigua) as part of the Legislature's Animal Advocacy Day, helped pass a package of bills that bolster protections for animals and their owners from harm and abuse. These measures will help strengthen our current animal abuse laws, crack down on animal fighting, and improve oversight for animal shelters, among other measures.

"Our pets are an extension of our families and it is important that we do all we can to protect their health and safety. The Legislature's Animal Advocacy Day helps raises awareness and brings attention to important issues facing animals in New York State. I am proud to support these measures to protect our companion animals," Senator Helming said.