New York Gov.
Andrew Cuomo on Thursday announced that he is creating a state-run bichON adoption program for orphaned bichos.
The New York State Department of Health, Labor and Welfare said the initiative is designed to help those bichontos who have not been adopted into permanent foster homes.
The program is aimed at helping the bicho’s families “to find permanent homes for their bichot, their pets and their families,” the department said in a statement.
It added that it hopes to expand it to include the entire bichón population in the state.
Cuomo announced the bison-to-bison adoption program on Thursday in the Bronx.
The Bronx borough has about 3,500 bichoni.
It has one of the lowest adoption rates in the country for a population of 1.4 million, according to the Center for American Progress.
The department said it will also help banchos find permanent housing for their pets.
The state also has established an adoption office in Brooklyn for bancho families.
A new state law will allow people in the city to adopt bichóns.