Oreo was a severely abused dog who bravely survived regular beatings and being thrown off a Brooklyn rooftop before she was “rescued” by the ASPCA. Dubbed “The Miracle Dog” and exploited as a fundraising mascot, Oreo was later deemed “aggressive” and killed by the supposed animal welfare charity, even though a qualified rescue group was willing to rehabilitate and, if necessary, provide lifetime care for Oreo at their animal sanctuary at no expense to the fundraising organization.
Now, a decade later, the New York Companion Animal Protection Act (CAPA) contains all of the provisions of Oreo’s Law, except it would go even further than improving shelter conditions and granting qualified rescues the right to save threatened animals on demand: CAPA would make it illegal to kill a healthy or treatable animal in New York State.
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