Connecticut residents currently have no way of knowing if a convicted animal abuser is living in their neighborhood. Current state law does not provide for the registration of convicted animal abusers.
We as citizens have a right to know if a convicted animal abuser is living amongst us.
In the most severe cases, animal abusers often repeat their crimes due to light punishments of fines and probation.
Many citizens of Connecticut support harsher punishments for animal cruelty and abuse. It is time that people convicted of animal abuse are required to register. This allows pet owners, animal shelters and law enforcement and concerned citizens to work together to prevent addition harm to animals.
Please use the powers of your office to work with and urge the State Legislature to create a Convicted Animal Abuser Registry that is available to the public. Our present system allows abusers to cruelly mistreat their animals – even torturing them – without suffering any consequence greater than a slap on the wrist. Allowing offenders to repeat crimes is the problem. Providing Connecticut residents with a publicly available, searchable online registry will ensure animals are safe by keeping convicted abusers away from them.
Please write or call your state representatives about this to save the lives of innocent animals
Taken from Registration Petition: CTN4143291658 – The National Humane Education Society