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New bill proposed to make leaving animal during a natural disaster a crime in Florida

Florida bill would make it illegal to abandon tied-up dogs during a hurricane or other disasters

Howling wind and pounding rain send families seeking shelter during hurricanes, but you better make sure to take your furry friend with you.

A new bill moving through the Florida Senate would punish pet owners who abandon their dogs during the storms.

Under the proposed legislation leaving a dog outside, unattended, and restrained during a natural or manmade disaster is considered animal cruelty, a first degree misdemeanor.

Read entire post New bill proposed to make leaving animal during a natural disaster a crime in Florida | Beth Rousseau | Action News Jax

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