No kidding around this week.
This is serious and we need your help.
The New York State Senate just passed a bill sponsored by Senator Terrence Murphy intended to prevent those who abuse animals from committing similar acts in the future.
“Animal cruelty is a key indicator of future violence toward human victims, and yet under current law repeat offenders only face misdemeanor charges,” Murphy said. “Treating animal cruelty as a felony will create more of a deterrent apropos of these heinous and profane acts against helpless animals. Whether it is direct violence or neglect, animal cruelty is wrong in all forms.”
The new law authored by Murphy would increase the penalty for multiple convictions of torturing, killing or failing to provide sustenance to an animal from a misdemeanor to a felony, if convicted within five years from the date of a prior conviction.
It now faces passage in the State Assembly, where it is sponsored by Assemblywoman Amy Paulin.
Contact your assemblyperson and encourage support of this important bill.
The bill number is A-01412.
Want to know who that is and how to make the contact?
Go to assembly.state.ny.us/mem/ and you can look it up online.
ll it takes is a simple phone call.
The legislative session ends on June 17 so please take care of this now.
The Oswego County Humane Society provides spay/neuter services and assistance, fostering and adoption of animals in urgent need, humane education programs, and information and referrals to animal lovers throughout Oswego County.
Located at 110 W. Second St. Oswego, NY.
Phone: (315) 207-1070.
Email: [email protected]
Because People and Pets Are Good for Each Other.