HARRISBURG, Pa. - The Pennsylvania State House has passed a bill that would increase the penalty for anyone who kills or tortures a police dog.
The House voted today to send the bill to the Senate.
It would make the crime a second-degree felony.
Penalties would include up to 10 years in prison and a $25,000 fine.
The bill was written in the wake of the death of a Pittsburgh police dog named Rocco who was stabbed to death by a fugitive back in January.
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