Monday, October 7, 2013
Today the Massachusetts State Senate Republican Caucus filed
“An Act Protecting Animal Welfare and Safety”, or the “PAWS Act”. The measure aims to increase the penalties of
those convicted of abusing animals, such as the case of “Puppy Doe”, a
two-year-old female pit bull who was discovered in a Quincy park suffering from
long term, irreversible damage to her body, which included a stab wound to her
eye; the splitting of her tongue to look like a serpent; dislocated shoulder,
elbow, wrist, and ankle; burned, and starved.
The ‘PAWS Act’ also provides safeguards against the future sale of
animals made by those convicted of animal abuse by creating an animal abuse
The fight against animal abuse needs people from every party and every district, and we are asking all of our colleagues to join us in that fight.