Nitro’s Law, Only One More Chance to Make Animal Abuse a Felony in OH this Year!
Nitro’s Law originated from a case of horrid abuse in Youngstown four years ago. In October 2008, Mahoning County Animal Charity humane agents found seven dead and eight malnourished dogs in the backyard kennel area of High Caliber K-9 on Coitsville-Hubbard Road. HB 108 is named for one of the dogs who died, Nitro, a Rottweiler who was a beloved family companion. His owners joined with others in 2009 to form Nitrofoundation.com to work towards legislation that would make such a crime a felony. The man charged in the animals’ deaths, Steve Croley, received misdemeanor punishment of a paltry 4 months in jail and probation that no one checked on.
OHIO RESIDENTS: PLEASE CALL to pass Nitro’s Law HB 108. The bill would make certain egregious forms of animal cruelty a felony. Right now in Ohio animal abuse in any form is only a misdemeanor. This means no jail time, often no fines, and nothing on the records for future employers. HB 108 can change that. This bill passed the OH House and all Committees in the House. It has also passed committees in the Senate and has now been stuck because Senator Niehaus, head of the Rules and Reference Committee is purposely stalling the bill.
If you are a Resident of OHIO, Please call ALL the Senators on this committee (or as many as you can) and tell them to SUPPORT HB 108 and move the bill HB 108 Nitro’s Law to the Senate Floor for a vote. Tell them to Urge Senator Niehaus to move the bill. If HB 108 is moved to the Senate Floor for a full vote, it will pass!
2) Contact Senate President Niehaus – STRONGLY ENCOURAGE him to move HB108 to the floor for a Vote.
614-466-8082 email firstname.lastname@example.org
3) Call Governor Kasich and ask HOW, after all the calls, emails and letters, can Senate President Niehaus hold up Nitro’s Law HB108!!!?
Riffe Center, 30th Floor
77 South High Street
Columbus, OH 43215-6117
Phone: (614) 466-3555
Senate Rules and Reference Committee – Please call all now!
Senators Niehaus – (614) 466-8082
Faber – (614) 466-7584
Waggoner – (614) 466-8060
Jones – (614) 466-9737
Widener – (614) 466-3780
Patton – (614) 466-8056
Turner – (614) 466-4583
Oelslager – (614) 466-0626
Kearny -(614) 466-5980
Brown – (614) 466-5204
Schiavoni – (614) 466-8285
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