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A 12-week-old chow-husky mix puppy was beaten, hung by the neck, tortured, and set on fire by a group of teenagers in 1994. The dog, named Gucci, survived but was severely burned. The only adult abuser was sentenced to six months in jail while the two juvenile abusers received sentences of community service.
The case drew international outrage and led to changes in Alabama law. Gucci’s law, or the Pet Protection Act, made first-degree cruelty to a domesticated dog or cat a felony punishable by up to 10 years in prison and a $5,000 fine.
Gucci became the lifelong companion of his rescuer and finally passed away in 2010 at the ripe old age of 16.
Merika Reagan, MA, CDW -Author
When I am not enjoying my work with pets I am educating people about their legal rights. Many people are not aware of how what pet ownership has to do with legal issues. In this blog I will show the connection and how we all can live more and worry less.