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Rhode Island: Animal Abuser Registry Proposed

Rhode Island: Animal Abuser Registry Proposed

Name: Rhode Island Animal Abuser Registry

Bill Number: H 7025

A statewide animal abuser registry is a crucial tool to help law enforcement, shelters and adoption centers keep track of convicted abusers and prevent them from obtaining future companion animals.  H 7025 would establish an animal abuser registry for individuals convicted of animal abuse crimes. An individual would be listed on the registry for fifteen years following a first conviction and for life following a subsequent conviction. Listed individuals would also be barred from owning or adopting an animal. Animal shelters, pet stores and animal breeders would be required to check the registry before transferring an animal to a new owner.

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Please support H 7025 and help establish an 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 7025 would create a database of individuals convicted of animal abuse crimes in order to assist law enforcement in preventing future animal abuse. The bill would also require animal shelters, pet stores and animal breeders to check the registry before transferring an animal to a new owner.

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]