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Adrian's Law passes unanimously in Syracuse Common Council

Adrian's Law passed in Syracuse Common Council Monday (CNYCentral file photo)

Adrian's Law, a proposal that would punish dog owners for leaving their dogs outside for too long, passed unanimously in the Syracuse Common Council Monday.

The law will punish pet owners if they leave an animal outside for more than two hours in temperatures below 32 degrees or above 90 degrees.

The law was proposed to the Onondaga County Legislator back in January after a dog was found frozen to death. Adrian's Law originally proposed that owners would be punished if an animal was left outside in temperatures below 32 degrees 30 minutes. A tweaked version of the law was tabled in February. This version changed the length of time from 30 minutes to two hours.

SEE ALSO | Proposed Onondaga County law would punish people for leaving animals out too long in cold

Chairman Ryan McMahon said some of the legislators felt the state should pass a law of that magnitude, and that it shouldn't be left up to the county.

The bill was supported by the Onondaga County Sheriff's Office and Syracuse Police, but the proposal failed to pass the legislature back in April.

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