Proposed Bill in the Florida Legislature Addresses Domestic Violence Against family Pets.

 

State Senator Mike Fasano has proposed a bill in the Florida legislature that addresses domestic violence against family pets.

In essence, the bill provides; that a court may issue an injunction for protection against domestic violence granting the petitioner the exclusive care, custody, or control of any animal owned, possessed, leased, kept, or held by the petitioner, the respondent, or a minor child residing in the residence or household of the petitioner or respondent; providing that it is a first-degree misdemeanor for a person to willfully violate an injunction for protection against domestic violence by knowingly and intentionally injuring or threatening to injure any animal owned, possessed, leased, kept, or held by the petitioner, the respondent, or a minor child of the petitioner or respondent; providing criminal penalties, etc.

I will keep you advised of the progress of the bill in Florida.

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