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Mississippi: Companion Animal Abuse Registry Proposed

Mississippi: Companion Animal Abuse Registry Proposed

Name: Mississippi Companion Animal Abuse Registration Act

Bill Number: SB 2474

A statewide animal abuser registry is a crucial tool to help law enforcement, shelters and adoption centers keep track of convicted abusers and prevent them from obtaining future companion animals. SB 2474 would establish an animal abuse registry for individuals convicted of animal abuse crimes towards a dog or cat. Abusers would remain on the registry for ten years for a first offense and permanently for any subsequent convictions. The registry would be available to the public via the Mississippi Bureau of Investigation website.

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Please support SB 2474 and help establish a statewide companion animal abuse registry in Mississippi

Dear [Decision Maker],

I am writing to ask your support for legislation that would establish a statewide companion animal abuse registry in Mississippi. SB 2474 would create a database of individuals convicted of abuse to a dog or cat in order to assist law enforcement agencies in preventing the commission of future animal crimes and to help animal shelters and sellers keep animals out of the hands of convicted abusers.

The purpose of establishing an animal abuse registry is to provide a resource for law enforcement, shelters and adoption centers to help identify convicted animal abusers who are involved in new allegations of abuse or who are trying to adopt an animal who may then be put in harm's way. Access to this information is crucial in keeping companion animals out of the hands of convicted abusers.

With similar legislation introduced in multiple states across the nation, it is clear that there is a strong public interest in establishing animal abuser registries. The creation of an animal abuser registry in Mississippi would better protect our animals and reduce the likelihood of convicted animal abusers victimizing animals in the future.

Please support the establishment of a database of convicted animal abusers and help protect animals from harm.

Sincerely,
[Your Name]
[Your Address]
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