Wisconsin State Rep. Nick Milroy, D-South Range, said Friday that he’s working with other lawmakers to draft legislation to strengthen the state’s animal neglect laws.
Milroy said he has tapped Rep. Keith Ripp, R-Lodi, to reintroduce “Windchill’s Law,’’ named after the 9-month-old horse in Douglas County that perished after not being protected from cold winter weather in 2008.
The colt was found malnourished, covered in ice and snow and unable to stand. With no access to shelter and the wind chill between 40 to
55 degrees below zero, the colt was near death. Though a great effort was made to save the colt, it died 20 days later.
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