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New Hampshire bill seeking feline equality sent to governor

A bill seeking justice for run-over cats in New Hampshire is heading to the governor’s desk,...
A bill seeking justice for run-over cats in New Hampshire is heading to the governor’s desk, minus the name of the animal that inspired it. - File photo(WCAX)
Updated: Jun. 10, 2021 at 2:24 PM EDT
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CONCORD, N.H. (AP) - A bill seeking justice for run-over cats in New Hampshire is heading to the governor’s desk, minus the name of the animal that inspired it.

State law already requires drivers who injure or kill dogs to notify police or the animals’ owners, but Republican Rep. Daryl Abbas sponsored a bill to give cats equal footing after the death of his 5-year-old cat, Arrow.

The House passed the bill in April, as did the Senate, but the latter objected to dubbing it “Arrow’s Law.”

The House agreed Thursday to drop the name and advance the bill to Gov. Chris Sununu, who has said he will sign it.

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