Name: Rhode Island Animal Abuser Registry Act
Bill Number: H 5104
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. H 5104
would create a central animal abuser registry in Rhode Island that would
require convicted animal abusers to remain on a publicly-available registry for
15 years following a first animal cruelty conviction and for life following any
subsequent animal cruelty convictions. It would also prohibit pet sellers and
animal shelters from transferring ownership of an animal to any person who is
listed on this registry.
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Please support H 5104 and help establish a statewide animal abuser registry in Rhode Island
Dear [Decision Maker],
I am writing to ask your support for legislation that would establish a statewide animal abuser registry in Rhode Island. H 5104 would create a publicly accessible and searchable database of individuals convicted of animal cruelty. The bill would also prohibit pet shops and animal shelters from adopting out or transferring an animal to any person who is listed in the animal abuser 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 an animal abuser registry in Rhode Island 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]