ATLANTA, Ga. – Governor Nathan Deal signed legislation that will help law enforcement crack down on animal cruelty by requiring abusers to pay for the abused animal’s care.
The payments would come while the accused abuser is prosecuted.
Debra Berger, Georgia state director for The Humane Society of the United States, issued the following statement:
“We congratulate all our partners in passing this important law to help put the financial burden of caring for abused animals on the abuser, rather than on the taxpayer. The new law ensures that animals who are victims of illegal animal cruelty get the care that they deserve.”
Several Georgia congressmen sponsored the legislation.