Animal Abuse Registry

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  1. milos_mommy

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    Suffolk approves animal abuse registry bill

    It's interesting...I don't think I see anything wrong with it, and it can definitely help out rescues and shelters in screening adopters. It would help out people rehoming, too.
     
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    We have an unofficial one amongst all the rescues in the mid-atlantic. When any of the groups run across a problem, there's a listserve that the information is sent out to, and a database the adopter's info is held in.

    It's not just abuse though--it's also reselling, hoarding, having 5 dogs run over by cars in 2 years, etc.

    I like the idea of an official thing. It will be just one more tool to use.
     
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    If it's unofficial...then it's probably much easier for people to not register for it.

    They are also trying to pass a law saying all pet stores have to check the registry for anyone they sell an animal to.
     
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    No one registers for it...when I do a home visit for someone and see disgustingly mistreated animals, or the potential adopter tells me they've lost 3 animals in the past 6 months to completely avoidable "accidents", or our vet reference tells us that they asked to have a perfectly healthy animal put down because they were moving, I email out all the other rescues relaying the information and telling them to avoid the person.
     
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    I love the idea, as long as it isn't abused. It would really depend on the person, for me. Their circumstances. I have met someone convicted of animal abuse, but they were innocent. Aside from this little issue, I do love this idea.

    Though I agree with the last comment, that making a new registry is more costly than just building it, and other registries, into one. Have a way that shelters, sellers, etc can access it apart from others, so they can weed out the animal abusers to find them.


    I wonder how it will go. Hopefully someone keeps up with it.
     
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    maybe a good idea, but in the end, I don't see it doing much at all. Who's to stop them from buying from a walmart parking lot, stealing animals, buying them out of the newspaper, off the interenet or having a "friend" buy the animals for them.

    and what good would "making" pet stores do a check for? They're the criminals, they're already supposed to be selling only healthy animals and we know how that works.
     
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    The good thing about it is that this issue is being talked about. From discussions like this, a lot of change can be made -- one person at a time. And save one dog at a time. Hope it works or if not, something better will come out of it.
     

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