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Ohio considers pet protection bill
Proposed bill would include pets in court-ordered protection

Amy Cooknick
At the Statehouse:
A bill in the Ohio Senate could expand protection orders in domestic violence cases to include pets.

Sen. Michael Skindell of Lakewood says the legislation would allow people seeking protection orders to ask the court to consider placing their pets either with the victim or a shelter. He says it’s important to consider animals’ safety in domestic violence incidents.
Skindell on how the bill helps victims

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Skindell says he worked with domestic violence centers to craft the bill, and about two dozen other states have similar laws in place. Some Ohio courts already consider pets in abuse cases, but Skindell’s bill would set a statewide standard.

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THANK YOU Senator Skindell Thank you for helping the pets in abuse case's Ohio needs this bill now . Thank you so much Wish we had more Senators like you

Posted by: sue blaine (ohio) on January 21, 2014 7:01AM
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