The definition of animal cruelty includes not providing proper shelter, weather protection, proper air and proper space; and aggravated animal cruelty involves beating, mutilating, torturing and killing an animal.
Retail pet stores will be required to post inspection reports on or near cages if the animals are from a breeder.
People with at least six unspayed femaled animals used for breeding will be required to have a kennel license. Previously, the number was 15 or more, or if the person sells six or more litters a year.
The maximum amount allowed in damages for someone who causes injury or death to a pet has increased from $7,500 to $10,000.
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