The bill made it out of committee and will be heard on the House floor later this week.
Raleigh, NC--Susie's Law is just a signature away from becoming a reality.
The State Senate unanimously approved the bill increasing penalties for animal cruelty Wednesday.
It is named after the dog found burned and beaten in a Greensboro park last summer.
The bill makes it a felony to starve, torture, mutilate or disfigure an animal. Those found guilty could serve up to eight months in prison.
The House passed its version of Susie's Law last month, and the bill now goes to Gov. Perdue.
A representative tells WFMY News 2 the governor will likely sign the bill in the next 10 days.
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