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Gov. Scott signs bill creating harsher penalties for animal abusers

Posted: 3:01 PM, Apr 05, 2018
Updated: 2018-04-05 20:43:03Z

Governor Scott has signed a bill into law which creates harsher penalties for animal abusers.

"Ponce's Law" is named for a 9-month-old Labrador retriever puppy found beaten to death in Ponce Inlet last year.

The bill signed by Scott will allow a judge to bar someone convicted of animal cruelty from owning a pet, and make it more likely that an offender would go to prison.

SB 1576 was signed today when Scott visited Ponce Inlet.