New York’s Cat Property Insurance has been bought by the New York State Department of Health, making it one of the most sought-after policy types in the country.
New York Gov.
Andrew Cuomo announced the acquisition in a statement Wednesday.
Cuomo said that, with the purchase, the state is now offering the insurance to homeowners and renters across the state.
New Yorkers can now receive insurance from Cat Property as long as they have a pet, a cat, or a dog, according to the announcement.
Cats are the largest and most important animal on the planet, and New York has a long history of supporting them through the Statewide Cat and Dog Program.
The program helps homeowners and their pets in several ways, including fostering adoptable cats and providing financial assistance to help owners and their cats get the care they need to live healthy, happy, and secure lives.
Cuomo also announced that the state will now provide coverage for all cats who live in the city’s 10 boroughs.
Cats have the same legal rights as humans, and are protected by the same state laws as everyone else.
The insurance policy will be available to owners of dogs, cats, and other animals of any breed or size.
It will be priced at $1,200 per policy, which means owners will pay an average of $1.50 per month for the policy.
Cuomo called the purchase “historic.”
New York state’s Cat and Dolphin Policy, which covers cats and dogs, was created in 2002 by the state’s Department of Environmental Conservation.
The agency oversees more than 5,000 species of animals and is responsible for protecting the state against invasive species, pesticides, and toxic chemicals.
Cuomo made the announcement Wednesday after the Department of the Environment released a draft of the policy in an effort to help people with cats and other pets navigate the policy process.
New residents of New York can apply for coverage by submitting their state-issued Cat Property policy to the state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection.