Tell Your State Legislators: Pass Libre’s Law!
Last summer, a 7-week-old puppy – who would later be named Libre – was found at a farm in Lancaster County. Starving, emaciated and suffering from severe mange, little Libre beat the odds and is now healthy, happy and in a loving forever home.
In Pennsylvania, many who commit crimes of animal abuse or neglect – including first-time abusers who kill an animal – cannot be charged with a felony. Most cases of animal abuse and neglect in the state currently amount to little more than a slap on the wrist – and even worse, those convicted of these heinous crimes can even get their dog, cat, horse or other animal back, risking even further abuse and neglect.
That’s what Libre’s Law – a new bill in Pennsylvania – is seeking to change. This bill, which gives greater protection for animals suffering abuse and neglect, must be passed.