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Connecticut: Animal Abuser Registry Act Proposed

Connecticut: Animal Abuser Registry Act Proposed

Name: Connecticut Animal Abuser Registry Act

Bill Number: HB 5423; HB 5501; HB 5978

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. Three separate bills were introduced this session in the House. HB 5423 and HB 5501 would create the establishment of a statewide animal abuser registry. HB 5978 would specifically require convicted animal abusers to remain on the registry for two years following a first conviction and five years following subsequent convictions. It would also require breeders and sellers of cats and dogs to check the registry before selling or transferring animals.

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Please support the establishment of an animal abuser registry in Connecticut

Dear [Decision Maker],

I am writing to ask for your support of legislation that would establish a statewide animal abuser registry in Connecticut. Three separate bills have been introduced this session that would establish a central database of individuals convicted of animal cruelty, aggravated cruelty or animal torture, establishing the importance of this issue.

The purpose for 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 be put in harm's way. Access to this information is also 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 Connecticut 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]