A plan to start a registry of convicted animal abusers in Oneida County advanced through a legislative committee this week but not without questions.
The Board of Legislators’ Health and Human Services Committee passed the proposal on to the full board Wednesday. The measure would establish an website similar to that of sex offenders, with offender’s names, residence, birth dates, photo and a description of the offense and the sentence. Animal shelters and pet sellers would be able to check it to help reduce the chances of putting animals into the hands of known abusers.
Authorities expect only a few offenders would be listed as cases are rare.