Governor Tom Wolf, 4-Legged Friend Sign Animal Cruelty Prevention Bill | Pit Bull Press | Positive Pit Bull News
Published On: Fri, Jun 30th, 2017

Governor Tom Wolf, 4-Legged Friend Sign Animal Cruelty Prevention Bill

HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania – ANIMAL CRUELTY BILL SIGNED! History is made in Pennsylvania when Gov. Tom Wolf signed the animal cruelty prevention bill at a public celebration, Wednesday, surrounded by advocates and members of the legislature. A formerly abused dog named Libre left a signature of his own!

Act 10, House Bill 1238 — known as the Animal Abuse Statute Overhaul — was introduced by Rep. Todd Stephens of Montgomery County. It and updates and clarifies the existing animal abuse statutes and increases the penalties for abusing animals.

The overhaul bill includes:

— mandatory forfeiture of the abused animal to an animal shelter if the abuser is convicted,

— stipulations to dog tethering,

— increased protection for horses, and

— civil immunity for veterinarians, veterinarian technicians, and humane society police officers to prevent frivolous lawsuits against these professionals when reporting animal cruelty in good faith.

Full story: www.fox29.com

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