Monday, March 27, 2017

Rep. Diane St. Onge’s Bill to Protect K-9s Signed into Law

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Gov. Matt Bevin recently signed a measure into law to stiffen penalties for harming K-9 unit dogs, which serve as an incredible asset to Kentucky’s police forces.

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House Bill 93, sponsored by Rep. Diane St. Onge, R-Lakeside Park, will make a person guilty of assault on a service animal in the first degree when they intentionally kill or cause serious physical injury to a service animal; cause physical injury to a service animal by means of a deadly weapon or dangerous instrument; or wantonly cause serious physical injury to a service animal by means of a deadly weapon or dangerous instrument.

2 comments:

  1. The penalty for this is what? And, what if the dog attacks you and you fight back?

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  2. Glad to see the law pass. These sevice animals provide a great service to communities. They are expensive to aquire and the training for handlers and animals is extensive and on going.

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