Edwin Martinez was arrested January 1st, after leaving his dog outside overnight in his Winthrop Harbor home, in what police found to be an improper shed with no food or water.
Even though, Martinez thought he wasn’t doing anything wrong, he was charged with animal cruelty as a misdemeanor. But a second time would be considered a felony.
Laws are constantly being passed to help protect Human Rights, but what about dog’s right? These animals need to be protected as well, since a lot of animal cruelty is threatening their lives.
On January 1st, 2016, a new law took effect in order to punish those that commit animal cruelty. The law, amended, named and walloped into being, the Humane Care for Animal Act states:
“No owner of a dog or cat may expose the dog or cat in a manner that places the dog or cat in a life-threatening situation for a prolonged period of time in extreme heat or cold conditions”.
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