June 09, 2011

State Dog of New York: The Rescue Dog (?)

Legislation to create an official State Dog is being introduced at City Hall in New York today. If approved, the State Dog of New York will not be a specific breed, but "a rescue dog — dogs that are rescued, rather than do the rescuing— for the honor to symbolize the need for people to adopt pets from animal shelters and animal protection groups."

While this may not be the most pressing political issue in New York, it at least brings to the forefront dogs that are not generally despised, unlike Trouble, the Maltese that was the heir to part of the Helmsley fortune in 2008. Trouble died at the age of 12 and what is left of Ms. Helmsley bequest to him is reverted to the Helmsley charitable trust.

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