Law Boosts Fines For Animal Abuse

August 4, 2014

(Chicago, IL)  --  Mistreating or abusing an animal now comes with a hefty fine.  Governor Quinn signed a law that ups the fines from 200-to-500-bucks the first time someone is busted for hurting a pet.  A second offense comes with one-thousand-dollar fine and anyone busted three times will be out 25-hundred-bucks.  The idea is to crack down on puppy mills, which are often considered inhumane dog breeding facilities.  Several third grade students from Arlington Heights pushed for the law.

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