"To viciously and purposely grab an innocent animal and stab it should be considered a felony and I believe it does in this state," said Donna Strickland, executive director of Albany Humane Society.
Previously, law enforcement could charge offenders with misdemeanors which usually means very little, if any, jail time. Now anyone convicted of a felony cruelty to animals charge will face a tougher punishment. We believe this law will help reduce the number of animal abuse cases in our state.
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