Bill protecting animals gets support in NY state Senate

ALBANY (AP) - A bill prosecuting criminals who harm animals has passed in the New York state Senate.

The legislation dubbed Kirby and Quigley’s Law would make it a felony to harm animals during a crime. The law, which is sponsored by Republican Sen. Jim Tedisco of Schenectady County, carries up to a two-year prison sentence upon conviction.



The proposed legislation is named as a tribute to two dogs that were shot and killed in a Montgomery County burglary in February 2016. The case is still unsolved.

Tedisco’s measure now heads to the Assembly for a vote.

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