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Pets in Housing Bill, Intro. No. 13, New York


For those of you in the New York City area, the Humane Society of the U.S. has put out an all points bulletin regarding an important community meeting on Wednesday, May 17, 2006 from 6-8pm at The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center at 208 W. 13th Street ( between 7th and 8th Avenues ), Room 410.

The meeting will be with Council Speaker Christine Quinn who has the power to make or break this bill. Your help is needed to pass this bill, and you can do so by attending yourself or by informing people about this important meeting. Speaker Quinn must know that there are people who care about the issue of living with cats and dogs in a city environment.

The Pets in Housing Bill, Intro. No. 13 provides that once a landlord waives a renter's no-pet clause, the renter can replace the deceased or relocated pet with another pet of the same species. That is, the no pet-pet clause is waived for the entire tenancy, not just for the lifetime of one pet. If, your no-pet clause was waived and you had a pet for a period of time, and the pet dies or was relocated, you can automatically adopt a new pet of the same species, eliminating the need to choose between your apartment or pet.

Any questions, contact Joyce L. Friedman at 1-718-807-6748 or email her at JoyceLFriedman@hotmail.com.

Do you part. Attend, voice out, or spread the word.

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