BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Maryland lawmakers made a push to help end animal suffering across the state, just before the end of this year’s legislative session in an animal cruelty crackdown
The Maryland legislature passed six animal protection bills during the session that ended Monday, according to the Maryland ASPCA.
On the final day of the session, H.B. 1463, which requires veterinarians to report animal cruelty in the same way that doctors or teachers are required to report child abuse, was passed.
It was just last month that this puppy was found clinging to life in Howard County.
A roughly 10-week old pit puppy was left in a covered container on the side of the road in a Columbia neighborhood. The case sparked outrage.