‘Goddard’s Law’ Takes Another Step Forward
The fight to make animal cruelty laws tougher in Ohio is shifting to the state Senate.
Tuesday, Representative Bill Patmon from Cleveland tweeted that House Bill 274, known as Goddard’s Law, took another step forward at the statehouse.
The Senate Agriculture Committee will hear testimony in the coming weeks.
The bill, which has already passed the House, would make some forms of companion animal abuse a felony in Ohio.
Right now, most cases are misdemeanors.
A date for the first hearing in the Senate has not been set.