Albany County, NY Passes Nation's Third Animal Abuser Registry Law
The Albany County Legislature (New York) voted unanimously
on October 11, 2011 to establish an animal abuser registry, making it the third
county in New York (and, indeed, the entire nation) to pass such a law.
In the past year, Suffolk County and Rockland County
approved similar legislation. With the passage of Albany County’s law,
more than 2.1 million people (and millions of animals) now live in
jurisdictions protected by animal abuser registries!
The publicly accessible registries allow communities to track the whereabouts of convicted animal abusers and prevent those offenders from acquiring new animals.
To these ends, the Albany County law includes the following provisions: