Great news.  Wish the  VA Assembly would listen and something similar to 
protect cats.
  Sharyl Sissy and Rocket

Caroline Kaufmann <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
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> Date: Mon, 28 Apr 2008 18:35:05 +0000
> From: [EMAIL PROTECTED]
> To: [EMAIL PROTECTED]
> Subject: Victory! Kentucky takes a stand to protect pets
> 
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> The Humane Society of the United States
> KENTUCKY LEGISLATURE CRACKS DOWN ON ANIMAL TORTURE
> April 28, 2008
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> 
> Dear Caroline,
> 
> Thanks to calls and emails from advocates like you, S.B. 58,
> "Romeo's Law," passed by the Legislature mere moments before it
> adjourned for the year on April 15. And with Governor Steve
> Beshear's signature, Romeo's Law has now become a reality. 
> 
> Lawmakers named S.B. 58 "Romeo's Law," in honor of an
> 8-month-old yellow Labrador retriever who was beaten in Pulaski
> County. Neighbors taped the tragedy, resulting in the arrest of
> Ronald Shawn Turner. He was later found guilty of animal cruelty
> and a judge sentenced him to pay a fine and serve time in
> prison. With the new law, it will be a felony to torture a dog
> or cat resulting in serious physical injury or death. 
> 
> Public support for the bill was overwhelming, according to
> Pamela Rogers, Kentucky State Director for The HSUS. "The
> legislative message lines were overflowing with calls from HSUS
> members and other animal protection groups and citizens from all
> over the state," she said. "They wanted legislators to know that
> Kentuckians really care about the humane treatment of animals."
> 
> Thank you for all you do for animals. 
> 
> Sincerely,
> 
> Mike Markarian
> Executive Vice President
> The Humane Society of the United States
> 
> P.S. You can help secure even more victories for animals by
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> The more people we can reach on animal protection issues, the
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