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How Harsh Are Punishments For Animal Abusers In Pennsylvania?

An emaciated dog was recently rescued from a Homewood apartment where it nearly starved to death at the hands of its owner. State rep. Dom Costa hasintroduced a bill seeking to create stronger penalties for people who beat, neglect or abuse an animal.  So why is his legislation languishing in the House Judiciary Committee? We'll ask Representative Costa his thoughts as well as Mary Withrow, director of government and community relations at the Humane Society of Western Pennsylvania. We'll also ask Dan Rossi, executive director at theAnimal Rescue League, how his organization handles abuse cases.

Ways to report suspected abuse:

Western PA Humane Society Form

Animal Friends Guide

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