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Make Animal Neglect a Crime in North Carolina

This month, Senator Don Vaughan introduced "Chamberlin's Law" before the North Carolina Senate. This bill would make it a crime to recklessly neglect a pet or companion animal, removing the need for prosecutors to prove intentional neglect in cruelty and neglect cases.

The Chamberlin for whom this bill is named is a pit bull mix. He was found in an overgrown vacant lot in Guilford County, NC. When he was discovered, he was malnourished, sick, unable to walk or even stand. Under current North Carolina law, his abuser may not have even committed a crime.

Tell the North Carolina General Assembly that reckless neglect is cruelty, and it ought to be a crime.

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