|Posted:||May 6, 2013 11:28 AM|
|From:||Senator Lisa M. Boscola|
|To:||All Senate members|
|Subject:||Animal Cruelty Penalty Increase for Dogs and Cats|
|In the near future, I will be introducing legislation that raises the charge for animal cruelty against a dog or cat from a summary offense, to a misdemeanor of the third degree.
Additionally, for a second or subsequent offense against a dog or cat, the charge would be a misdemeanor of the second degree.
Willfully injuring, starving, or neglecting dogs or cats is deplorable, and I believe that it is time to raise the penalty of these actions. It is my hope that raising these penalties will discourage the ill-treatment of these loyal animals and I invite you to join me in sponsoring this effort.
Introduced as SB965