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Texas: Animal Cruelty Registry Act Proposed

Texas: Animal Cruelty Registry Act Proposed

Name: Texas Animal Cruelty Registration Program 

Bill Number: HB 749

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. HB 749 would establish an animal abuser registry for individuals convicted on felony animal cruelty charges. Abusers would remain on the registry for 10 years and the information would be available to law enforcement personnel and animal control officers.

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Please support HB 749 and help establish an animal cruelty registry in Texas

Dear [Decision Maker],

I am writing to ask your support for legislation that would establish a statewide animal crimes registry in Texas. HB 749 would create a database of individuals convicted of animal cruelty in order to assist law enforcement agencies and animal control officers in preventing future animal abuse.

The purpose of establishing an animal cruelty 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 cruelty registries. The creation of an animal cruelty registry in Texas 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.

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