Animal advocates for Nitro’s Law to rally in Columbus this week
Supporters of Nitro’s Law, a bill to increase criminal penalties against kennel operators who abuse animals in their care, will rally Wednesday outside the Statehouse in Columbus.
The rally will be from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
House Bill 108 was introduced by state Reps. Robert F. Hagan of Youngstown, D-60th, and Ronald V. Gerberry of Austintown, D-59th, after 19 dogs were found starving, including eight who died, at the High Caliber K-9 kennel on Coitsville-Hubbard Road in 2008.
The kennel owner was convicted of four misdemeanors.
The proposed law could allow felony charges to be filed in similar cases.
One of the dead dogs was Nitro, a three-year-old Rottweiler.
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