Dog Rescue Group Can't Sue NYC For Damages, Top Court Says

Law360, New York (December 11, 2012, 7:04 PM EST) -- A New York City public health law that called for around-the-clock shelters in all five boroughs to protect residents and pets from disease did not afford a volunteer group the right to sue for costs associated with protecting wayward pooches, the Empire State's highest court ruled Tuesday.

The Court of Appeals said in a unanimous ruling that The Animal Shelters and Sterilization Act was enacted in 2000 for the specific benefit of “the general public” and pets themselves — groups to which volunteer organization Stray from the Heart Inc....
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