UPDATE: Pennsylvania Senate approves cost of care bill, 47-3.
Consider the Pennsylvania SPCA which spent $1 million to care for 250 sick cats rescued from Tiger Ranch feline "sanctuary," near Pittsburgh or Cumberland Valley Animal Shelter which has so far spent close to $80,000 to care for five huskies while owners appeal their cruelty conviction to the state Supreme Court or the Humane Society of Harrisburg Area and Gentle Giants Draft Horse Rescue of Mt. Airy, Md. which have as of now spent upwards of $100,000 caring for a herd of wild horses - including stallions and seven pregnant mares which in the past three months have delivered foals - while owner Rebecca Roberts of Palmyra appeals her conviction on cruelty charges.
According to bill sponsor Rep. Kathy Watson (R., Bucks), between 1998 and 2011 the dog law fines and penalties accumulated over $3.5 million. However, almost $3 million was forfeited to the judicial computer account (average of $226,000 / year).