Animal Abuse Registry
The Nassau County Legislature on Monday passed a bill that would establish an online registry of people convicted of animal abuse.
Gary Rogers with the Nassau SPCA said in the case of Miss Harper – the pit bull mix that had her leg and ears cut off – those charged were convicted of abusing another dog before that incident.
Just like sex offenders must register on a list, animal abusers in New York City could have to do the same under legislation passed this week by the City Council and headed to the mayor’s desk.
County legislators Tuesday passed legislation that bars pet stores, breeders and animal shelters from selling or giving animals to people listed on Suffolk’s animal abuse registry.
The new measure would require county residents older than 18 to register on an online registry for five years after their convictions on animal abuse charges. It was approved Tuesday.