Angel’s Law: House Bill 2663 Makes Animal Cruelty Charges More Severe

Pennsylvania state Rep. Dom Costa is sponsoring a new bill that would carry heavy consequences for people who commit animal cruelty. Currently, animal cruelty offenses are low-level offenses, similar to a traffic ticket. Angel’s Law, House Bill 2663, would make acts of animal cruelty a misdemeanor 3.

This would mean that every person, including first-time offenders, would be arrested, fingerprinted and photographed.  Their information would then be entered into a database, so that repeat offenses could be tracked.  Under the new law, repeat offenders could face felony charges, heavy fines or jail time if convicted.

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