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COLUMBUS, Ohio - A law inspired by the death of a dog at a Mahoning Valley kennel is only a signature away from becoming a reality.

After numerous failed attempts to pass Nitro'Law over the past five years,  the measure supporters call "Nitro's Law" passed it's final legislative hurdle as part of Ohio's biennial budget on Wednesday.

If Gov. John Kasich signs the bill in it's present form without vetoing any portions of it, it would be against the law for Ohio kennel operators or their employees to  abuse, neglect, torture or kill animals under their care

The Nitro legislation is named after a dog that died from neglect at a Coitsville Township kennel in 2008.

There had been contention among legislators over whether or not violation of the law would be raised to the level of a felony, but after strong grassroots support, that portion was restored to the bill.

Gerberry believes Nitro's Law will become law in 90 days.


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