Images of cats and dogs with the text The Humane Society of New York Since 1904


  • A. 465 Prohibits vivisection at colleges and universities where an “alternative scientifically and educationally satisfactory method or strategy exists.”

  • A.3505-A/S. 7287-A Facilitates adoption of dogs and cats from research facilities by requiring research facilities to provide information to the Department of Education regarding dogs and cats available for adoption and further requiring the Department to post information about these dogs and cats on its website.

Contact Your Representatives

To help take action on any of these or other animal protection bills pending before the NYS Legislature, use the methods below to reach lawmakers.

  1. Your Assembly member and New York State Senator

    If you do not know their names or contact information, go to  and If you provide your address, you can get this information. In your communication, mention that you are a constituent and include your address.

  2. Senate and Assembly Leadership

    Name: Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins, Majority Leader
    Phone: (518)455-2585
    Fax: (518)426-6811;
    Address: Room 907, Legislative Office Building, Albany, NY 12247

    Name: Carl E. Heastie, Assembly Speaker
    Phone: (518)455-3791
    Fax: (518)455-4812
    Address: Room 932, Legislative Office Building, Albany, NY 12248