You probably know somebody in the state of Texas who owns a pet.

We've all gotten smiles when a dog runs up to us for pets and treats, or when a cat snuggles up with us. It simply just makes us feel better when our pets love us just as much as we love them. Unfortunately, some don't truly treat animals with respect.

Back in 2021, data revealed that Texas was number one in the nation for animal cruelty cases.  With 2,952 cases revealed, the percentage in the nation for Texas was 17%. This alerted many in the state, and steps were taken to reduce those cases.

Now, three years later, a new bill signed into law in the state is set to stop those wishing to harm animals from doing it repeatedly.

New Law In Texas Trying To Stop Repeat Animal Abusers

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According to KXAN, the new law states that if an individual is found to have abused an animal, they will be banned from owning one for five years. If person violates the law, it will be treated as a Class C Misdemeanor.

When interviewed, P.E.T.S. Clinic Executive Director Amber Gilmore was joyful that efforts were being made to stop animal in Texas: “It made me happy to think that there is going to be some repercussions for individuals.”

Cases with this new law in effect have already been seen, which you can read about here and here.

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