As is an annual tradition in Albany, Assemblyman Karl Brabenec (R,TCN-Deerpark) joined colleagues and many of their pets for Animal Advocacy Day in Albany today. Brabenec sponsors bipartisan legislation, Kirby and Quigley’s Law, which would toughen penalties against those who harm animals during the course of committing certain crimes. The bill is named after two dogs that lost their lives during a home invasion and robbery.
“One of our jobs as legislators is to stand up for those who can’t stand up for themselves, and that includes our beloved pets,” Brabenec said. “The joy and comfort that pets can bring a young child or senior looking for companionship must be cherished and protected, and I was glad to join my colleagues in Albany to meet so many wonderful pets.”
Assemblyman Brabenec represents the 98th District, which includes the towns of Deerpark, Greenville, Minisink, Warwick, Tuxedo, Monroe, and Ramapo. For more information, please visit his Official Website.