Bill to help prevent animal abuse passes House

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 A bill authored by State Sen. Jon Ford (R-Terre Haute) that would help prevent animal abuse in Indiana recently passed the House of Representatives unanimously. 

Senate Enrolled Act 474 would establish as a mandatory condition of probation and parole that a person convicted of animal abuse may not own, harbor or train a companion animal.

“There’s no reason to let someone continue to abuse innocent animals,” Ford said. “This legislation would ensure these criminals are held accountable for their vile actions and that innocent pets are cared for, rather than mistreated.” 

This legislation is supported by The Humane Society, Spay-Neuter Services of Indiana and the Tippecanoe County Animal Advisory Board.  

SEA 474 will now be considered by Gov. Eric Holcomb.

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