It’s been four years since Steve Croley, the owner of High Caliber K-9 in Youngstown OHIO, let all of the dogs in his care starve…several of them to death: including a beautiful Rottweiler named “Nitro.”
It’s been four years since NITRO’s LAW was introduced to Ohio lawmakers by Elizabeth Raab and Nitro’s grieving family. Four years ago, it was Ohio HB70…but the bill died before it could make it through the Ohio House.
Nitro’s Law was reintroduced in February of this year as HB 108. Nitro’s Law (HB 108) would make abuse and neglect like what happened at High Caliber K-9 a 5th degree felony in a state where the animal welfare laws are some of the very worst in the country. It shouldn’t be this hard to pass an animal welfare law that seeks to protect our beloved pets from mistreatment at the hands of people we entrust with their care.
Nitro’s family and many animal advocates have fought tirelessly for FOUR years to get this legislation pushed through the Ohio lawmaking machine, and here we are again…counting down to mere days before the bill DIES AGAIN, without the final votes it needs…because the legislators WILL NOT BRING IT TO THE SENATE FLOOR FOR A VOTE!
PLEASE. Please share this, and please call:
- YOUR Ohio Senator – ask for their support and that they push for a Vote on HB108.
- Senate President Niehaus – STRONGLY ENCOURAGE him to move HB108 to the floor for a Vote. 614-466-8082
Call tonight. Leave a message. This is just too important to ignore!
Here is the letter I wrote to Senator LaRose tonight. Feel free to copy and paste it in a letter to your own Ohio senator. BUT HURRY! There are only three senate sessions left (Dec 4, 5 and 11.)! Also email Senators Niehaus [firstname.lastname@example.org], Coley [email@example.com], Faber [firstname.lastname@example.org], and Obhof [email@example.com] — we’re told they are the Senators that are holding the bill up.
I am writing today to ask you that you please don’t let Nitro’s Law (HB 108) die. We have worked so hard for the past 4 years to get this legislation passed, and now there are only 3 sessions left to get it done!
When I board my pets at a kennel, I want to know that they will be safe…and that they will be alive and well when I pick them up. Don’t you want the same assurance for your pets’ safety?
Why is it so hard to get animal welfare legislation passed in Ohio? Our state is currently one of the worst in the nation for our companion animals. It’s been proven that people who abuse animals often go on to hurt humans. Ohio courts need to stop looking the other way.
Please urge Senator Niehaus to bring this to the floor for a vote before the bill expires yet again – and please support Nitro’s Law (HB108)
If you want to learn more about Nitro and Nitro’s law, you can read it here:
Cleveland Pets Examiner: The Clock is Ticking on Nitro’s Law
Up on the Woof: Nitro’s Law
Up on the Woof: Sentencing for animal abuse in Ohio