Proposed legislation sponsored by state Sen. Bill Rabon, a Southport veterinarian, calls for establishing a hotline to report animal cruelty.
Rabon is one of three primary sponsors of Senate Bill 209, titled “Responsible Breeding/Prevent Cruelty.”
The other two sponsors are state Sens. Trudy Wade, who is also a veterinarian, and Andrew Brock.
The bill, introduced March 10, passed first reading March 11 and has been referred to the senate committee on rules and operations.