Law makes it illegal and a felony to leave dogs outside in extreme cold or heat

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New Pa. law makes leaving animals in cold felony

Libre’s Law passed in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania’s Legislature and was signed into law by Governor Tom Wolf on June 29, 2017 at the State Capitol, and it imposes more severe penalties on those convicted of certain types of animal cruelty. Libre’s Law is named after an abused puppy found in Lancaster County in 2016. If you are charged with violating one or more various aspects of this law, you may find yourself in significant legal trouble.

Dogs are finally getting the protection they deserve. At least in one state. Signed into law this year in Pennsylvania, House Bill 1238 (better known as Libre’s Law) makes it a felony for residents to leave their dogs outside in the cold.

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