AN IRISH SETTER ATTEMPTS TO CROSS THE ROAD IN ROME.
Pilli, an Irish setter attempts to cross the road in downtown Rome during the late hours of July 8, 2004. Italy is finally cracking down on many fickle pet owners who dump their cat or dog on the roadside as they head to the beach for their summer vacations. The Senate gave final approval on Thursday to an animal cruelty bill which would slap Italians found guilty of abandoning their pets with prison terms of up to one year and fines of up to 10,000 euros ( $12,350). REUTERS/Max Rossi MR/CRB