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Event aimed at strengthening Buster's law

Buster the cat must have been graced with nine lives, because on June 1 his memory will live on through the first state Animal Advocacy Day in the Legislative Office Building in Albany.

Sponsored by Assemblyman Jim Tedisco, R-Glenville, and Senator Greg Ball, R-Patterson, the event will be held at 9:30 a.m. and is part of a push to strengthen the 1999 Buster's animal cruelty law.
Tedisco said that the renewed push stems from the fact that animal cruelty and abuse is still prevalent today.

"Let’s harness the immense grass roots support we had in 1999 and come to Albany and fight for stronger laws to protect our companion animals and to bring public attention to the need to protect all members of our families – especially those who cannot speak for themselves,” Tedisco said in a press release.

The event will run for about three hours and will include a speaking program at 11 a.m.

The two legislators have already introduced legislation this session to strengthen Buster's Law and there is additional legislation being considered.

More information on NYS Animal Advocacy Day can be found at the event's Facebook page.

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