These 1st time offenders are the ones that set cats loose on the street, unspayed/unneutered adding to an already serious epidenic.( If these cats were not out there it would be less likely that some sycho would be able to capture and torture them.) Pit bull breeders that toss females when they are done with them.(This is a common problem in Philadelphia PA). Ban these People from ever owning any animal.
Change Animal Cruelty Law.(1st time offenders).
Current PA laws Under 18 Pa.C.S.A. § 5511 (c) (1) Are only summmary offenses, for 1st time offenders and cary fines of 0nly $50 to $750 with maximum of 90 Days imprisonment. Fines should have a min. of $1,000 to $ 1,500 and also include in the law mandatory community service (under supervision!) caring for animals via. Shelters,and other rescue organizations. Abondonment of an animal that is not Spay or neutered,one that is pregnant should cary harsher pennalties. (Especialy when it concerns cats). Misdemeanor of the second degree. None should be Summary offenses. Ban these people from ever owning an animal.