It's Now (Finally) a Felony to Harm a Pet in Ohio

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Starting today, with Goddard's Law going into effect, it's now a fifth-degree felony to "cause serious physical harm to a companion animal." That's something worth applauding, because for years sadistic chumps skated on misdemeanor charges — or no animal cruelty charges at all

The law is named after Northeast Ohio's animal champion, Dick Goddard. He's pushed for legislation like this for a very long time. 

As Goddard's own Fox 8 reports, this includes "depriving a pet of food, water or shelter or inflicting long-term pain."


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