Scottish Government announces plan for 5 year animal cruelty sentence

Battersea welcomes new plans to increase the maximum animal cruelty sentence in Scotland to 5 years. #NotFunny

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£5 a month

would help pay for the care needed by some of our dogs and cats.

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£8 a month

could pay for all the care our hand-reared puppies and kittens need.

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£12 a month

would give frightened dogs and cats the care and treatment they need to recover.

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£20 a month

would give sick cats and dogs round-the-clock nursing care.

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Other amount

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can buy a scratching post for one of the thousands of cats we care for each year

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would pay for a cat or dog to be microchipped

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would keep one abandoned animal safe, warm and well

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can buy beds, bowls, toys and treats to give comfort to five dogs in our care.

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Other amount

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Animal cruelty sentences are a joke. #NotFunny

The maximum sentence for animal cruelty in England and Wales is six months in prison. Help increase this to five years.

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