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Increased penalties for NY pet thieves

Albany, N.Y. - Increased fines for people who steal pets are now law in New York.

Governor Andrew Cuomo signed legislation Wednesday increasing the maximum fine from $200 to $1,000 for anyone attempting to steal, harm, or transport a dog, cat or other pet that is not their own.

“For many New Yorkers, a pet can be an extension of their family – which is why pet theft is a particularly heartless offense,” Governor Cuomo said.

The fine will apply to those who remove a collar or identification, entice, seize or harass a pet while it is being held, led or while properly muzzled, or transporting an animal for the purpose of killing or selling it.

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