CONTACT your NY State Senator and local Assembly Member and ask them to support Oreo's Law!
Oreo was a young female dog who was thrown off the roof of a six story building in Brooklyn, New York. She survived despite massive injuries to her legs, ribs and internal organs. She was dubbed the “miracle dog” by press and the ASPCA, who nursed her back to health.
On November 13, 2009, Oreo ran out of luck and the ASPCA decided unilaterally that she was not a good candidate for adoption. Before she was killed, numerous animal protection activists advocated saving her life. A reputable New York No Kill sanctuary, Pets Alive, offered to take her. Despite all attempts to save her life, Oreo was killed by the ASPCA.
This has led New York Assembly Member Micah Z. Kellner and Senator Thomas K. Duane to introduce “Oreo’s Law”. Oreo’s Law will grant legitimate animal protection organizations the right to request that healthy and treatable animals be transferred to their care when another shelter is planning on killing them. We cannot bring back Oreo, but this law will save many lives!
This blog will keep you up to date on the progress of Oreo’s Law as it travels through the legislature and it will provide you with opportunities to help us make sure that Oreo is not forgotten. Oreo’s legacy will be to ensure that no animal is killed if there is an available safe haven.