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Lawmakers Push For Passage Of Animal Rights Bill In Assembly


A group of lawmakers are calling on the New York State Assembly to vote on a bill that would strengthen animal cruelty laws after the killing of two dogs in an alleged burglary .

Republican Assemblyman Jim Tedisco and State Senators George Amedore and Phil Boyle are calling for the passage of "Kirby & Quigley's Law". The bill that cleared the Senate last week would make it a felony punishable by up to 2 years in jail for harming pets during the commission of another felony.

The two dogs owned by Town of Florida resident Denise Krohn were discovered with gunshot wounds on February 17th after being allegedly killed during a burglary  attempt.

The Montgomery County Sheriff's office is asking anyone with information on the case to call 518-853-5500.

Lucas Willard is a reporter and host at WAMC Northeast Public Radio, which he joined in 2011.
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