Representative Angelo J. Puppolo, Jr.
District: Twelfth Hampden
Political Party: Democrat
State Web Page: https://malegislature.gov/People/Profile/ajp1
Personal Website: http://www.puppolo.com/
State House Pets: http://statehousepets.com/zippy/
Rep. Puppolo is sponsoring An Act enhancing the issuance of citations for cruel conditions for animals, this session. This bill expands upon current law, found in Ch. 140 sec. 174E, that allows citations to be issued when dogs are kept in cruel conditions. This legislation extends this protection to all domestic animals and also updates language to ensure that dogs left outside and unattended are protected. Broadening the current statute’s scope in this way allows an effective response to problematic situations involving animals and prevents them from escalating. Note that S. 990: An Act relative to improving enforcement for tethering violations contains the sections of this bill relating to dogs kept outside and unattended.