NYS currently has a bill pending, A10387, that would create central and county registries for convicted animal abusers “guilty of violence, torture, mutilation, intentional killings, bestiality and animal fighting as well as neglect and hoarding.” Abusers would be photographed and fingerprinted, have relevant personal data entered, and would need to re-register annually for 15 years. The county sheriff’s office would “contact every residence, school, humane society, animal shelter and any other business within a half mile radius of the animal abuser’s residence or location” and provide the abuser’s information (excepting social security number), which “shall be made available to the public”for the 15-year period. “An animal abuser who intentionally or knowingly fails to comply…or provides false information…is guilty of a felony,” punishable by up to four years.
The Humane Society of Weld County is now dealing with even more cats and kittens from a single home.Officers were first called to the home on 16th Avenue in Greeley in June when the resident, 85, was hospitalized.Animal control officers removed 60 cats from the home.
Traps were set up outside. Since then, animal control has captured more than a dozen cats, and they expect to trap more.Elaine Hicks with the Humane Society of Weld County told 7NEWS two of the rescued cats have since had kittens, bringing the total number of cats from that home to 83. Six of the cats have passed away..." More