Leave Your Dog Out In The Cold Police Say They Will Enforce Cruelty Law
If you listen to Rik and I in the morning you know we are HUGE dog lovers and we absolutely can't stand the thought of dogs being neglected -- let alone being left outside during this terrible weather. Apparently law enforcement agrees with us...YAY!
To my displeasure I read an article where the Tri-City Animal Shelter says they are receiving non stop calls reporting dogs being left outside in the elements -- ridiculous!
Thank you Benton County Sheriffs Department. They are reminding residents leaving animals out in harsh conditions can result in criminal charges including animal cruelty. In addition to a fine and possible jail time, you'll almost certainly lose your animal. You guys are my heroes, and better yet, a hero to pets everywhere!
Here is what the Washington State Legislature says constitutes Animal Cruelty: