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New Jersey's A-772 Will Increase The Penalty for Animal Abuse

Paws Up!
July 6, 2017

To the New Jersey Assembly for approving Assembly Bill 772 that will increase penalties for animal abuse.

According to a recent news article, New Jersey legislators are pushing to increase the current penalties that animal abusers will face upon conviction. Animal abuse is abhorrent and legislators in New Jersey believe that abusers should be required to pay for the cruelty they have inflicted by approving Assembly Bill 772. Assemblyman Bob Andrzejczak (D-Cape May/ Atlantic/Cumberland), one of the primary sponsors of the bill, says that animal abusers should be “held accountable for their actions.” If the bill passes, animal abusers will be required to pay for the rehabilitation and care of the animal(s) they abused. Under A-772, the animal rescue taking care of the abused animal will be required to submit, within 7 days, an expense report detailing the projected cost of care for the next 30 days.

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Take Action:  New Jersey residents, contact your legislator and show your support that A-772 be passed.  See example letter below:

Legislator’s Name
City, State, Zip

                                                                               Re: Increase Penalty for Animal Abusers

Dear {Legislator’s Name}:

My name is {Your Name} and I am a resident of New Jersey. I am writing to ask that you support Assembly Bill 772 that will make animal abusers liable for the cost of care for the animals they have cruelly inflicted pain upon. These animals deserve our protection. Thank you for your consideration.

{Your Name} 

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