Dogs are finally getting the protection they deserve. At least in one state. Signed into law this year in Pennsylvania, House Bill 1238 (better known as Libre’s Law) makes it a felony for residents to leave their dogs outside in the cold.
The law specifically states that dogs cannot be left outside in temperatures below 32 degrees Fahrenheit or above 90 degrees Fahrenheit for more than 30 minutes at a time.
Any resident breaking this law can face felony animal cruelty charges of up to 7 years in prison and a $15,000 fine.