Breeders, Dog Owners Testify on Revamping Animal Cruelty Laws
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A House committee wants to revamp the state’s animal cruelty laws and create a fund that would pay for the care of seized animals in abuse cases.
At a public hearing Tuesday, dog owners, breeders, animal rescuers and others generally agreed with what the House is trying to do, but not everything.
The proposal would create a cost of care fund by increasing the license fee for dogs. Individual dog licenses would increase 50 cents and a group license for five dogs or more would increase by $2.50, with most of the additional money going into the fund.