NY state legislators seem to take the business of needless dog killing seriously:
From the Office of Assembly Member Micah Kellner in Manhattan:
We are preparing to introduce legislation this week along with State Senator Tom Duane to require shelters to release any animal they plan to kill to a bonafide rescue group or humane organization which requests possession of [the animal].
The legislation is titled “Oreo’s Law”.
Added, 11-19-09: pdf of letter from No Kill Advocacy Center regarding Oreo’s Law.