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Arizona: Animal Abuser Registry Act Proposed

Arizona: Animal Abuser Registry Act Proposed

Name: Arizona Animal Abuser Registry Act

Bill Number: SB 1141

A statewide animal abuser registry is a crucial tool to help law enforcement, shelters and adoption centers keep track of convicted abusers and prevent animals from falling into the hands of convicted abusers. SB 1141 would create a central animal abuser registry in Arizona that would require convicted animal abusers to remain on a publicly-available registry for two years following a first conviction and five years following subsequent convictions. It would also prohibit the adopting out or transfer of an animal to any person who is listed on the animal abuser registry.

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Please support the establishment of an animal abuser registry in Arizona

Dear [Decision Maker],

I am writing to ask your support for legislation that would establish a statewide animal abuser registry in Arizona. SB 1141 would create a publicly accessible and searchable online database of individuals convicted of animal cruelty, aggravated cruelty or animal torture. The bill would also prohibit the adopting out or transfer of an animal to any person who is listed in the registry.

The purpose of establishing an animal abuser 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 a central animal abuser registry in Arizona 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]
[City, State ZIP]