According to a recent news article, two state senators in New Jersey, Assemblyman Bob Andrzejczak and Assemblyman Pat Diegnan, are sponsoring a new animal protection bill that would make animal cruelty violators financially responsible for their crimes. A-3034 would require animal cruelty offenders to pay for the veterinary costs of their animal victims. Additionally, violators would be required to pay for the food, shelter, bedding, and other care costs of animal victims who are subsequently housed in an animal rescue or shelter. This common-sense measure has the dual purpose of forcing violators to make all possible amends for their actions and reduces the burden of cost upon innocent owners, animal shelters, and veterinarians.
Take Action. Residents of New Jersey, contact your representatives, and urge them to support A-3034 as a means of holding animal cruelty violators fully responsible for their actions.