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Cooney's Law Brings Justice To Mutilated Rescue Dog:

Cooney's Law Brings Justice To Mutilated Rescue Dog:

Nevada’s Governor signed two bills into law last week to protect animals. Cooney’s Law makes it a felony to unjustifiably mutilate, torture, maim, starve or kill an animal and a long overdue Puppy Mill Law establishes rules for commercial breeders. When Governor Brian Sandoval, an animal lover with four dogs, two cats, two frogs and a turtle signed Cooney’s Law he brought the state into compliance with 44 other states that make extreme cruelty to animals a felony crime. Cooney was a 3-year-old rescued Pit bull mix who was brutally killed when her owner cut open her stomach with a box-cutter. Raymond Rios was a transient living in a motel in Reno, NV. He thought a mouse had crawled into the dog’s stomach, so he placed her into the bathtub and mutilated her in an attempt to release the rodent. Cooney died from her injuries. The law in effect at the time only allowed Rios to ...

Full article: http://www.care2.com/causes/animal-welfare/blog/cooneys-l...

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