Earlier this month, the Michigan Senate passed a bill aimed at updating regulations protecting animals from abuse. The bill is commonly known as "Logan's Law," a reference to a Siberian Husky that was blinded and severely burned by acid attacks. The law will prohibit convicted animal abusers from adopting animals from shelters for five years and allow shelters free access to the state's criminal record registry.
According to the town's website, Lovells Township is serenely located in northern Michigan between Grayling and Lewiston on County Road 612. The north branch of the Au Sable River runs through the town of 626 residents. It is 55 miles west of Traverse City.
Detroit legislator Harvey Santana has introduced a bill to create an animal abuser registry, which would be similar to Michigan's Sex Offender Registry. The proposed bill would require those who are convicted of animal abuse to register with the animal abuser registry as well as pay a $50 fee and notify their local police of any address changes. Furthermore, photographs and other information of the convicted individual would be open for inspection at local police agencies and could be posted on the Internet.