Proposed Animal Abuse Registry Faces Opposition

10:28 PM, Oct 24, 2013   |    comments
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BUFFALO, N.Y.- In March of last year, Erie County legislators proposed creating an animal abuse registry intended to keep more animals safe.

Opposition from the Erie County SPCA has however stalled those plans.

The proposed database would show the name, address, age and a photo of Erie County residents who have been convicted of animal abuse. Updates to that information would be required by the person who was convicted of the crime.

Failure to register would carry a $500 a day fine for each day they were unregistered. 

The SPCA opposes the database because it checks to see who cannot adopt a pet, and it feels the money to maintain the registry could be better used.

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