Romeo Makes Repeat Appearance In Frankfort

He was the mascot for animal abuse legislation last year. On Thursday, Romeo the dog made a return appearance to the state capital.

Romeo was abused by his Pulaski County owner. Last year, lawmakers passed a law in his name that made abuse of an animal a felony.

On Thursday, he, along with other pets and animal rights activists staged a rally in the capital rotunda in support of several bills.

House Bill 137 would establish shelter and shade requirements for dogs.

"I think that's really important, especially in our county. We're having a lot of trouble with that right now with the economy the way it is, people are having a hard time providing for their animals. We're finding now that dogs are tied out, who don't have shelter," said Melody Kretzschmer with the Pulaski County Humane Society.

Another bill would require antifreeze makers put a bitter substance in their products. Antifreeze can be deadly to animals who drink it.

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  • by Zatoichi Location: Richmond on Feb 13, 2009 at 02:29 AM
    Hopefully he hiked his leg and whizzed on the smoking-liquor tax legislation there.
  • by DOG LOVER on Feb 12, 2009 at 07:24 PM
    HOpe the bills go through. I love pets and its a shame how people mistreat them.


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