Animal Abuse Crackdown: Gov. Signs Nitro’s Law
CLEVELAND– Ohio Governor John Kasich signed Nitro’s Law on Sunday.
The bill was written for a dog which died while at a kennel.
Nitro was a beautiful Rottweiler raised in a loving family.
But during a family crisis, the owners agreed to leave Nitro with a kennel that their breeder recommended.
The family was told it would be like “Puppy Camp” but instead their dog and 7 others were starved to death in 2008.
Since then, the family and thousands of volunteers and supporters have been trying to get stiffer penalties in Ohio for animal cruelty.
Nitro’s Law is the first “first offense” felony of the fifth degree on the books in Ohio for companion animal abuse.
It will become law in 90 days and is specifically related to kennel owners, operators and employees.
(FOX 8’s Suzanne Stratford contributed to this report.)