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New York: Animal Abuser Registration Act Proposed

New York: Animal Abuser Registration Act Proposed

Name: New York Animal Abuser Registry Act

Bill Number: A 317/S 2558; A 3713/S 2468; A 4731/S 1485; A 3497; A 5070 and S 4273

Animal abuse registries, which require convicted animal abusers to register into a central database, serve as 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. This session, New York legislators have introduced multiple bills to establish a statewide animal abuser registry, each with specific provisions intended to protect animals from potential future abuse and give law enforcement officers tools to help investigate current cases of abuse.

Learn more about Animal Abuser Registry Legislation and the specifics of each New York bill.

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Please support the establishment of an animal abuser registry in New York

Dear [Decision Maker],

I am writing to ask for your support for the establishment of a statewide animal abuser registry in New York. This year, several different bills were introduced that would establish central database of individuals convicted of animal cruelty, aggravated cruelty or animal torture.

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 be put in harm's way. Access to this information is crucial in keeping companion animals out of the hands of convicted abusers.

While the bills introduced this year differ in some respects--such as the basis for collecting fees and how widely the information in the registry is distributed--it is clear that there is widespread interest in establishing an animal abuser registry in New York in order to better protect our animals and to 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 our animals from harm.

Sincerely,
[Your Name]
[Your Address]
[City, State ZIP]