Last year, Denise and Pat Krohn's house in Montgomery County was burglarized and their two beloved goldendoodles, Kirby and Quigley, were brutally killed during the crime. Under current law, if the criminals responsible are caught, they would only be charged with burglary and not animal cruelty.
The public outrage surrounding this heinous crime prompted Assemblyman Santabarbara to sponsor legislation that would add animal cruelty for injuring or killing an animal during the commission of a felony (A.3038). The bill is called "Kirby and Quigley's Law" in honor of the Krohn family and it ensures that criminals who harm or kill the companion animals that are part of so many families are held accountable for their actions.
This year, "Kirby and Quigley's Law" was passed unanimously in the Assembly's Committee on Agriculture and has now garnered strong bipartisan support in the State Assembly with more than 100 Co-Sponsors signing on to Assemblyman Santabarbara's bill!
Assemblyman Santabarbara is now calling on New Yorkers to join the fight. Add your voice by signing the petition to help pass "Kirby and Quigley's Law." Send a message that our pets are part of our families. We can and will do more to stop these crimes and hold those that would harm innocent animals accountable for their actions.