Greene lawmakers create Animal Abuse Registry
Porcupine Soup is reporting the Greene County Legislature July 21, voted unanimously to establish a countywide animal abuse registry. Local Law No. 2 of 2021 restricts anyone convicted of committing serious animal welfare crimes from owning or living with an animal for a period of 15 years and requires that they be listed on the county Sheriff’s website in order to hinder their ability to obtain an animal. Greene County residents convicted of an animal abuse crime after July 21, must register with the Greene County Sheriff’s Office and their name(s) will appear on the registry. Anyone transferring ownership of an animal is required to review the registry to see if the person obtaining ownership is listed. Patrick S. Linger, chairman of the Greene County Legislature said, “Our ultimate goal is to have N[ew] Y[ork] S[tate] recognize the importance of this registry, and pass legislation to create a statewide registry.” The registry was spearheaded by county resident Jamie Hyer-Mitchell and Hyer Ground Rescue. It falls under the jurisdiction of the Greene County Sheriff’s Office and is available online at greenegovernment [dot] com. Read the full story at porcupinesoup [dot] com.