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March 12, 2018

Several counties across Florida have either established, or are in the process of establishing, animal abuse registries.  These registries operate similar to those for sex offenders and would allow shelters and breeders to quickly, if not instantly, determine whether a...

October 24, 2016

In January, Marion County will introduce an animal abuse registry via Molly's Law, named after Molly, a boxer mix, who was involved in a high-profile abuse case.  The registry will compile the names of individuals who have been convicted of misdemeanor or felony animal...

September 23, 2016

By a vote of 6 to 1, Hillsborough County commissioners have approved the creation of a new registry for people convicted of harming animals.  Those placed on the registry will be prohibited from adopting or working with animals.  Due to concerns from animal retailers t...

June 24, 2016

Hillsborough County commissioners voted 6-0 to create a new registry for those convicted of misdemeanor or felony animal abuse.  Those placed on the registry would not be able to own or handle pets.  Any business or shelter that sells animals or allows adoptions must c...

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