About the Federation and Our Division of Animal Cruelty Law Enforcement

About New York State Animal Protection Federation

The Federation has created this app to help you know the law as it relates to companion animals in New York State. As the advocacy voice of New York’s animal shelters, the Fed focuses on public policy and legislative initiatives at the state and local level. Among it’s legislative accomplishments are:

  • Companion Animal Capital Fund: $5 million in state funding dedicated to the capital needs of New York’s shelters
  • Cutting the hold time for unidentified cats
  • Banning the leasing of pets in New York
  • Shelter/Rescue Registration Act
  • Expanding peace officer residency requirements for humane law enforcement

Our members include humane societies, SPCAs, nonprofit and municipal animal shelters across New York. The Fed holds an annual two-day event–an Animal Crimes Conference on the first Monday in March and our annual Advocacy Day on the first Tuesday in March.

The Federation also represents the state’s humane law enforcement/SPCA peace officers, Animal Control Officers and Dog Control Officers through its Division of Animal Cruelty Law Enforcement. The Division of ACLE is broken out into ten regions across NY–mirroring the State Police regions. We are looking for folks to represent each region, to participate in conference calls to set annual legislative agendas and to come to Albany to advocate on issues.

For more information about the Fed and its work, contact Libby Post, Executive Director, at libbypost@nysapf.org or 518/813-9176.