Leaving dogs outside in dangerous weather is considered animal cruelty. A new Pennsylvania law called Libre’s Law, or House Bill 1238, will serve to better protect dogs. It is now a felony for residents to leave their dogs outside in extreme weather.
The law states that animals are not allowed to be left outside for over 30 minutes in temperatures above 90 degrees Fahrenheit or below 32 degrees Fahrenheit.
Dog owners can face up to 7 years in prison and be fined $15,000 if they fail to follow this. If you see a dog left outside in the cold, you can contact your local humane society or law enforcement immediately.
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