#N12BX: No pet left behind

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State lawmakers have passed a bill requiring landlords who evict their tenants to reunite them with their lost or abandoned pets.

The 'No Pet Left Behind' bill ensures owners are able to reclaim pets after an eviction.

If the owner cannot be located or does not want the pet, then the landlord must ensure the pets are properly cared for.

The city has seen a rash of pets left behind after eviction orders.

In September of 2017, a Brooklyn family was evicted from their home and their dog was locked inside.

The family won a court order two days later and was granted permission to enter the apartment and free their dog.

The dog was reportedly so hungry, she ate some of her chew toys.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo still has to sign the bill.

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