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Local lawmakers find flaws in bill

Law could obtain care fee from alleged abusers

February 11, 2013
By Kay Stephens ( , The Altoona Mirror

State House lawmakers overwhelmingly approved a bill at the end of January allowing magisterial district judges to impose an animal care fee on suspects facing cruelty charges. It's an option, the bill's sponsors said, to keep that expense from falling on nonprofit shelters with little money to spare.

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