Malliotakis, Lentol Celebrate Animal Advocacy Day

Assemblyman Joseph R. Lentol and Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis, holding her dog, Peanut, attend Animal Advocacy Day in Albany.

Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis (R,C,I-Brooklyn, Staten Island) recently joined Assemblyman Joseph R. Lentol (D-North Brooklyn) and a number of legislative colleagues to celebrate Animal Advocacy Day in Albany. The event brought together legislators, animal advocacy groups and law enforcement officials to discuss ways to protect and support New Yorkers’ beloved pets. Malliotakis, a dog owner, is the sponsor of multiple pieces of legislation to protect animals and increase penalties against animal abusers.

“Animal Advocacy Day is both a celebration of our beloved pets and an opportunity to rally support for legislation to protect defenseless animals that have no voice,” said Malliotakis. “I will continue to work with my colleagues to make sure that New York has the toughest penalties possible against anyone who harms or neglects an animal.”