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Senate of Pennsylvania
Session of 2013 - 2014 Regular Session

MEMORANDUM

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