The debate over a bill designed to regulate adoptions at animal shelters has devolved into a dogfight.
Over the past week, Assemblywoman Amy Paulin and the ASPCA were name-checked in thousands of Facebook comments, emails, tweets and posts by animal rescuers opposed to her bill.
Supporters say the bill promotes better care of homeless, lost and unwanted animals that end up in shelters.
But opponents say it will prevent scores of pets from being adopted, and make it easier for shelters to euthanize sick or traumatized animals.
“What’s upsetting me is that no one is reading the bill,” said Paulin (D-Westchester). “The bill requires shelters to seek out owners in a way they have never had to seek out owners before.”
Lots more here: Animal shelter adoption bill clawed – NY Daily News.