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State Legislators Champion Allie’s Law to Crack Down on Animal Abuse

“This legislation is named after 4-year-old Boston Terrier, Allie Heine, from Orlando. Allie suffered abuse at the hands of her previous caretakers, and while the horrific circumstances were recognized by a veterinarian, the abuse was never reported.”

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This week, state Rep. Dan Daley, D-Coral Springs, and state Rep. Scott Plakon, R-Longwood, teamed up on a bill which they say will crack down on animal abuse.

Daley and Plakon showcased “Allie’s Law” this week.

“This legislation is named after 4-year-old Boston Terrier, Allie Heine, from Orlando. Allie suffered abuse at the hands of her previous caretakers, and while the horrific circumstances were recognized by a veterinarian, the abuse was never reported. This legislation would require a veterinarian to file a report for further investigation if they have cause to believe abuse is occurring,” Daley’s office noted.

“The cycle of abuse must end. Animal abuse is an indicator that a home is not safe and is usually correlated with family dysfunction including domestic, child, and elder abuse,” Daley said. “I am honored to work on this bipartisan legislation this year in Tallahassee and intend on working to stop the unfair treatment of innocent animals and to break the cycle of abuse.”

State Sen. Jason Pizzo, D-Miami, is championing the companion bill in the upper chamber.

 

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