COLUMBUS, Ohio - Ohio animal right advocates are celebrating a victory in Columbus.
Ohio Governor John Kasich signed Nitro's law Sunday. The law creates a fifth degree felony charge for any kennel owner, operator or employee who abuses an animal.
It is the first time Ohio has passed a law where animal cruelty can be charged as a felony on a first offense.
The law is named after Nitro, a Rottweiler who died after being starved to death at an Ohio kennel.