HV legislator wants to start animal offender registry

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A local legislator wants convicted animal abusers to have their names put on a list that would prevent them from purchasing or adopting any more animals.

Legislator Gerold Bierker (R-9th District) wants Rockland County to start an animal offender registry. He says he hopes to eventually propose related legislation in the near future.

Officials from the Hi-Tor Animal Care Center in Pomona spoke in favor of the plan at a legislative committee meeting Thursday night. They said it would help them since they screen people looking to take a pet home.

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