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POULAN, GA -

A bill to strengthen the punishment for animal abusers is waiting for a vote by state senators.      It passed the House 166 to 1 this week.     

It allows felony charges against people who intentionally poison or seriously neglect an animal and those who torture an animal even if the animal isn't hurt.    

 The Best Friend's Humane Society Director in Worth County says animal neglect is a huge problem.    

"Neglect is a big deal, not just intentional cruelty but neglect. That's some of the cases that we see in Worth County are people just neglect them and don't treat them. Don't give them veterinary care when they should, and I think it's a great thing that it's passed," said Director  Sherri Hendley.         

Hendley says if you see animal cruelty in your area,  you should call your local animal control or humane society.

 

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