Bill making animal abuse a felony awaits President Trump’s signature

The U.S. Senate has passed a bill making certain types of animal cruelty a federal felony.

It’s called the Preventing Animal Cruelty and Torture Act, or PACT.

The bipartisan bill was passed Tuesday afternoon and will now be sent to President Donald Trump’s desk for his signature.

“It’s going to be the voice for animals that don’t have one,” said North Tonawanda Dog Patrol Officer Eric Salisbury.

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