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New invoice in Kentucky would make pet owners fork out in animal cruelty scenarios

Two legislators want to improve Kentucky legislation to require the owner in animal cruelty cases to fork out for their pets’ care all through their court proceedings instead of sticking the agency which is sheltering them with the invoice. 

Rep. Cherlynn Stevenson, D-Lexington, and Rep. Kim Banta, R-Fort Mitchell, have joined forces to sponsor this bill, which they hope the condition legislature will pass during its yearly lawmaking session future calendar year.

Banta reported city organizations can end up on the hook for tens of 1000’s of bucks when they seize pets that have been abused or neglected, especially when someone was hoarding dozens of animals. 

“The bill is definitely trying to guard taxpayers from finding these large, tremendous expenses for animal care,” she instructed the Courier Journal.