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Benny's Law

Benny's Law

The goal of this new law is to prevent further dog attacks by keeping track of potentially dangerous dogs that have a history of attacking other animals. This would also be a measure to protect people from dog attacks. The law would make community members aware of incidents and would make pet owners responsible for protecting their dog and ensuring an attack does not happen again.

If a judge determines that a dog should be considered dangerous, the pet owner would be required to send a letter to property owners within 1000 feet of their home detailing information about the dog, including the breed, weight, age, and color. They would also have to disclose their home address and the date that the previous incident occurred. If the pet owner does not notify their neighbors, the minimum fine would be $500, and an additional $100 fine would be required each day after if the law is not followed.

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Nassau County SPCA

510 Grumman Rd. West

Bethpage NY 11714


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