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Bill makes it illegal to harass police dogs

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The Governor of Alabama signed a bill to help protect police dogs.

The new law makes it illegal to harass or injure a police or search-and-rescue animal, or their handlers.

The legislation was championed by state Rep. Paul Demarco.

"There were laws if you were to kill a police dog but nothing to injure or interfere with a police dog. So pleased that this is finally and the governor signed this into law," says Demarco.

Gov. Robert Bentley signed the bill Wednesday alongside police officers and their K-9 animals.

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