State lawmakers urge Cuomo to sign bill ending pet leasing

<p>State lawmakers are urging Gov. Andrew Cuomo to sign a bill that would end pet leasing in New York.</p>

News 12 Staff

Sep 6, 2018, 7:01 PM

Updated 2,090 days ago

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State lawmakers are urging Gov. Andrew Cuomo to sign a bill that would end pet leasing in New York.
Danielle Cittadino told News 12 that she didn’t realize she signed a lease agreement when she financed her golden retriever, Max, two years ago. If she had missed a payment, her dog could have been repossessed.
“The whole thing is not about the money, it's about the principle," said Cittadino. “You can't go around leasing an animal. It's a life, not a car."
She got Max from Shake A Paw in Lynbrook, which told News 12 that they don’t offer lease agreements anymore.
Supporters of the pet leasing ban say animal shelters are an inexpensive way to welcome a furry friend into a family without the need for financing.
News 12’s requests to the governor’s press office for comment regarding whether Gov. Cuomo plans to sign the bill went unanswered.


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