YES! New York City Launches Animal Abuser ‘Do-Not-Adopt’ Blacklist

The list is live. (Photo Credit: Shutterstock)

New York City has finally launched its animal abuser Do-Not-Adopt list which is managed by the city’s Health Department. It works a lot like the National Sex Offender Registry does and contains the names of all peoples convicted of certain animal abuse crimes since October 2nd 2014.

The Health Department compiled the list by reaching out to the city’s district attorneys and is in communication with them so they can find out of new convictions going forward.

Pet stores, rescues, animal shelters and officials can now access the list to see if potential adopters or suspects have been convicted of any crimes that would make it illegal for them to own a pet.

The bill to create the registry was pushed back in 2012, passed in 2013 and now finally the list is live and functioning as of July 2015. Let’s hope all cities and states across America follow suit so we can keep precious lives out of the hands of would be abusers.

It’s important to report animal abuse any time you see it.

  • RE Almanace

    And it MUST be available on an easily accessible NATIONWIDE listing– so Everyone who adopts out animals, especially Rescue Groups, and ALL Animal shelters — can access it before the animal is adopted out.

  • RE Almanace

    Cindy’s message is valid, Caps or no caps.

  • RE Almanace

    And cats – my heart breaks. WE are all they have.

  • RE Almanace

    Approach your legislator with the actual law, point out the good it has done and enlist your friends, plus animal rescuers and heads of shelters who are interested — to promote this and word it into a bill that, with proper backing, will get passed. Anyone can do this– as citizens we are actually the persons that our legislators (that we voted into office!!) should report to and listen to!! Wishing you luck and perseverance.

  • RE Almanace

    It should Definitely be Universal

  • RE Almanace

    Approach your legislator with the actual law, point out the good it has done and enlist your friends, plus animal rescuers and heads of shelters who are interested — to promote this and word it into a bill that, with proper backing, will get passed. Anyone can do this– as citizens we are actually the persons that our legislators (that we voted into office!!) should report to and listen to!! Wishing you luck and perseverance.

  • RE Almanace

    Or cats of hamsters or other animals.