NJ Senate to vote on bill inspired by Delran dog's death
TRENTON — Legislation inspired by a Burlington County animal cruelty case still has a chance to become law.
The bill, called “Moose’s Law” in honor of a Delran family’s dead Labrador retriever, is one of several dozen measures scheduled to be voted on by the New Jersey Senate on Monday during its final voting day before the end of the current legislative session.
It would give judges discretion to bar people convicted of animal cruelty in any state from obtaining or owning pets or from working in animal care jobs, such as veterinarian offices, dog training centers, rescue groups, kennels or groomers.
The measure, which is sponsored by Sen. Diane Allen and Assemblymen Herb Conaway and Troy Singleton, was written in response to the 2012 animal cruelty case involving Moose, who went missing May 31 after jumping a fence outside his owner’s Delran home. The dog’s body was returned more than a month later by Delran resident Jacqueline Lockard, who claimed to have found the family’s pet beneath a tank outside the American Legion Post No. 146 in Riverside.
Posted in Local, Riverside, Daily-bct on Sunday, January 12, 2014 6:00 pm.
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