Recently, we have been hearing tons of stories about dogs being left out at cold, leading them to very unfortunate conditions. Some lose their paws due to frostbite, while others simply can’t fight the cold and give up on their lives. Because of a minor insensibility of their owners, poor dogs have to go through the most horrific fate.
But now, finally, the lawmakers have decided to put this entire problem to an end. Pennsylvania recently signed a law last June, House Bill 1238, also known as Libre’s Law, which protects the pets against cruelty, abuse and neglect. Now, as a part of the same law, they have restricted leaving pets in harsh winter conditions as well. According to the law, the owner of the pet will be charged with a felony if found doing so.
It also states that the owner cannot be left outside for more than 30 minutes in temperatures above 90 or below 32 degrees Fahrenheit.
Any owner to break this rule may have to face felony animal cruelty charges, including 7 years in prison and a fine of $15,000.
It is a great way to put animal negligence and abuse to an end. With so many cases of them being tortured, the authorities encourage people to call 911 immediately in case they witness any such incident.
Watch the video below to learn more about this law.
Please note that Officer Tobin misquotes the law in the video accidentally. The time limit is, indeed, 30 minutes and not 20 minutes.
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