Oneida County enacts animal abuser registry

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ONEIDA COUNTY, N.Y. (WSYR-TV) — Oneida County officially has an animal abuser registry. The new law allows law enforcement to track and document past offenders, preventing them from purchasing or adopting pets in the county for 15 years.

The registry will also warn potential employers looking to hire someone on the registry.

The Oneida County Sheriff’s Office will manage the list. Anyone convicted of animal abuse who fails to register could face an up to $1,000 fine or incarceration.

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