STATEHOUSE (April 2, 2019) – A bill authored by State Sen. Ron Alting (R-Lafayette) that would help prevent animal abuse today 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 would not be allowed to own, harbor or train a domestic companion animal.
“I believe animal abusers should face consequences for their actions,” Alting said. “This bill would hold these ruthless criminals accountable and help prevent innocent animals from further abuse.”
This legislation is supported by the Tippecanoe County Animal Advisory Board, which looks at local cases involving animal cruelty to help educate law enforcement and the general public on the issues and determine how to make positive changes.
The Tippecanoe County Animal Advisory Board is composed of animal control officers, students and faculty from Purdue University’s College of Veterinary Medicine and members of the Tippecanoe County Prosecutor’s Office.
SEA 474 will now be considered by Gov. Eric Holcomb.
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