Statute in Full:
THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF PENNSYLVANIA
No. 2208 Session of 2008
INTRODUCED BY CASORIO, COHEN, BENNINGTON, BRENNAN, CONKLIN, DALEY, FRANKEL, FREEMAN, GIBBONS, GOODMAN, GRUCELA, HARKINS, KOTIK, MENSCH, MILNE, MYERS, NAILOR, M. O'BRIEN, O'NEILL, READSHAW, ROAE, SANTONI, K. SMITH, SWANGER, J. WHITE, YOUNGBLOOD AND SIPTROTH, FEBRUARY 1, 2008
REFERRED TO COMMITTEE ON JUDICIARY, FEBRUARY 1, 2008
Amending Title 18 (Crimes and Offenses) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, further providing for the offense of cruelty to animals.
The General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania hereby enacts as follows:
Section 1. Section 5511(a) of Title 18 of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes is amended by adding a paragraph to read:
§ 5511. Cruelty to animals.
(a) Killing, maiming or poisoning domestic animals or zoo animals, etc.--
(1.1) A person commits a felony of the third degree if he willfully and maliciously kills, maims, disfigures, tortures or administers poison to or exposes any poisonous substance with intent to administer such poison or poisonous substance to any domestic animal or domestic fowl that is in the care, control or supervision of a person or persons who directly benefit from a protection from abuse order issued under 23 Pa.C.S. Ch. 61 (relating to protection from abuse) and where the person committing the harm against the domestic animal or domestic fowl is subject to the protection from abuse order.