More on Oreo

Posted By elaine on November 19, 2009

Earlier this week I told you about Oreo.  Oreo stole the hearts of New Yorkers when she was thrown off a six story building by her owner last June.  She managed to live through the physical damage, but the emotional damage made her un-adoptable according to the ASPCA, and she ended up being euthanized last week.

Oreo recovering from her injuries.  Courtesy: ASPCA

Oreo recovering from her injuries. Courtesy: ASPCA

Before Oreo was put to sleep several animal rescue organizations offered to take the dog, including Pets Alive Animal Sanctuary, a no-kill animal shelter that specializes in the rehabilitation and care of abused animals, but the ASPCA opted not to place her.  The ASPCA’s stance was that Oreo was dangerous to people and other animals and that the only solution was a life of solitaire and therefore the kind thing to do was to euthanize her.   This however has not set well with many animal groups and pet lovers around the country, and soon New York politicians were taking notice.   Two NY law makers are drafting a bill that would allow animal welfare organizations the right to request animals be given to their care when a shelter is planning to euthanize them. “We are currently drafting legislation”,  Eric Sumberg, Director of Communications for State Senator Thomas K. Duane, said.  “Senator Duane will be the prime sponsor of “Oreo’s Law” in the Senate.”   The other sponsor is Assembly Member Micah Kellner.  The plan is to introduce the bill in the upcoming legislative session.

Read the previous Oreo story.

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