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LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 20: Irvin, an 11-year-old Staffordshire Bull Terrier, who has been at Battersea for 22 days sits for a photograph at Battersea Dogs and Cats Home on December 20, 2017 in London, England. Battersea Dogs and Cats home launches their winter 'In From The Cold fundraising campaign for stray pets. Over 20,000 pets in the UK will be abandoned over the course of this winter with Battersea Dogs and Cats Home looking after 550 dogs at any given time. (Photo by Jack Taylor/Getty Images)

Its about time this happens.

I am soooo glad to hear this!

I had a friend of mine tell me that during the hurricane her neighbors up and left…and left their dog in their home and it cried and barked for days while they were gone.   I haven’t stopped thinking about this story….obviously, had I known this was going on at the time, I would have broken their window and taken the dog myself…

You CAN’T LEAVE YOUR DOG AT YOUR HOUSE WHEN YOU LEAVE FOR A HURRICANE!

How could you?  I can’t even wrap my head around  leaving my dog alone to fend for himself during a hurricane.  Who does something like that?

Well….now the state’s government intends to hold those that abandon their pets accountable.   A new bill proposed would charge those that abandon their pets, leaving them restrained and unattended during natural or manmade disasters, with a fine up to $5,000 or up to a year in jail.  YES!!!!

Sponsors of the bill say they want to give these animals “a fighting chance.”  Palm Beach County alone had to rescue 49 dogs and two cats that were abandoned during Hurricane Irma.

Read more HERE