Max and Fluffy get protection

08/10/2018 03:05 PM EDT
Some of the last-minute work completed by Massachusetts legislators gave protections to our pets. Lawmakers gave final approval to a bill that would double penalties on hit-and-run accidents on dogs and cats. 
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