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Animal advocates for Nitro’s Law to rally in Columbus this week



Published: Sun, December 4, 2011 @ 7:15 p.m.

Animal advocates for Nitro’s Law to rally in Columbus this week

Staff report

YOUNGSTOWN

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.

Read the full story Monday in The Vindicator and on Vindy.com.


Comments

1ohioanimallover(18 comments)posted 2 years, 10 months ago

Things of this nature really should get other options that make it so people are less like to do it in the first place, or less likely to ever do it again. Shaking your finger and saying "NO" to people like this won't stop a thing!

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2dogluvrrr(1 comment)posted 2 years, 10 months ago

It is so hard to believe how hard and how long it has taken for there to be support for Nitro's Law. Thank you so much to Reps. Hagan & Gerberry. It's time Ohio came up to speed with the rest of the country!

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3Ashtok(3 comments)posted 2 years, 10 months ago

It is time that the law makers and reps of Ohio see what the citizens really want -- a safe environment for everyone and punishments that fit the crime. Animal abuse is so rampant partly because getting caught is no big deal. Please come join us at the rally!

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4HeyJude(2 comments)posted 2 years, 10 months ago

Nitro's Law Rally, Columbus, Ohio, Weds. Dec. 7, 10 am- 4pm!!! We must add stiff penalties to HB70 to deter creeps who think it is okay to abuse companion animals. The torture Nitro and his kennel mates endured at the hands of this criminal is unforgivable! With the passage of a new, improved Nitro Law we will put some teeth into HB 108!!! Let's stop this kind of stuff from happening in Ohio!!! Please share and rally for Nitro, so he can finally rest in peace!!!!

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5mollylm(16 comments)posted 2 years, 10 months ago

Thank you for your continued coverage of the fight for Nitro's Law, There is no way to understand Ohio's refusal to bring our laws in line with 45 other states. Apparently they're waiting for a disaster on the level of what happened with the exotic animals in Zanesville and then when world focus is on our state again, they'll finally do something.

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6NYDogsforNitro(1 comment)posted 2 years, 10 months ago

I am a Nitro's Law supporter! I grew up in the Warren/Youngstown area where Nitro died and where Bubba the pit bull was found earlier this year emaciated and near death. I no longer live in Ohio and I am truly shocked, horrified, and utterly embarrassed every time I hear another story of animal abuse in my home state. There is no reason for this, and it is time that Ohioans stand up and say "NO MORE!" Our lawmakers need to take a stand and start paying attention to the needs of our animals. Please, please pass NItro's Law and punish those who hurt our animals (because those who hurt animals do not value human life either and should be punished!)

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7micsmms3(4 comments)posted 2 years, 10 months ago

I will seriously consider moving out of Ohio if HB 108 is ignored this year. It's just unbelievable what Ohio lets people get away with! It has to end, there has to be consequence for actions... WE ARE SPEAKING- AND THEY NEED TO LISTEN--- IT'S THEIR JOB TO.

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