THIS LAW MAKES LEAVING ANIMALS IN THE COLD A FELONY

 

One of the most common forms of animals abuse and cruelty is leaving your pets outside in the freezing cold.animal cruelty agencies and the police investigate this form of abuse more than any other form of animal abuse.

But dogs in Pennsylvania will now have stronger protection thanks to a new law that makes it a felony for residents to leave their dogs outside in the cold.

Dog owners who leave a dog outside in extremely cold weather for too long could now face felony animal cruelty charges of up to 7 years in prison and a $15,000 fine.

Libre’s Law (or Pennsylvania, House Bill 1238) was signed into law recently, and specifies that dogs cannot be left outside in temperatures below 32 degrees Fahrenheit or above 90 degrees Fahrenheit for more than 30 minutes at a time.