Committee moves forward with 'Logan's Law' legislation
Logan was injured when an acid-based substance was thrown on his face in 2012 -- photo courtesy of Logan's Law Facebook page.
LANSING, MI (WNEM) -
People with a history of violence may soon be banned from adopting pets in Michigan.
A set of bills known as "Logan's Law are making their way through the state legislature that would also establish a registry of animal abusers. Supporters say it's a major victory for animal rights.
The legislation passed the Michigan House of Representatives Judiciary Committee with a unanimous vote last week.
The proposed legislation is named after an 11-year-old Husky named Logan, who, according to this website, "suffered a terrible burn when an unknown person came into his yard, unprovoked, and threw an acid-based chemical in his face while he was in his kennel."
After many weeks, countless prayers, and lots of love, Logan's wounds steadily healed but the scars remained.
It became the mission of Logan's family to get an animal abuse registry law passed in the State of Michigan. This Law would make a registry of those convicted of animal abuse, and require all animal shelters to refuse sale or adoption of an animal to anyone on this list. This new Law would me named "Logan" after the dog.
On July 9th, 2012 Logan lost his fight to the treatment and side effects of the attack. Logan is gone, but the fight continues. Help us make sure no other animal suffers like Logan.
The bills in question are HB4534 and HB4535.
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