Saturday, July 25, 2015

Dining Out with Dogs

It's already allowed at some places in Hudson, but soon eating establishments all over New York State may be able officially to allow dogs to accompany their humans in their gardens and outdoor dining areas.  

In May, the New York State Senate unanimously passed a bill that would allow dogs, accompanied by their humans, into the outdoor areas of restaurants, cafes, and bars--provided the owners of the establishments agree. In June, the Assembly version of the bill, co-sponsored by our own assemblymember Didi Barrett, passed by an overwhelming 97 to 5. The legislation now awaits Governor Andrew Cuomo's signature. 

Please show your support by contacting the governor's office to ask him please to sign the legislation that will allow dogs to accompany their humans in the outdoor portions of willing restaurants.

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