Onondaga County could soon be the latest county in the state to follow a trend that puts animal abusers on a comprehensive list.
Stephanie Heath, of the Cuse Pit Crew in Syracuse, says right now there’s nothing stopping someone who’s been convicted of animal abuse from adopting an animal from her shelter.
“When an adopter comes to a shelter, they have to do an application. And we can only go so far with an application process, and a home check and a reference check and a vet reference.”
So she is all for creating an animal abuser registry in Onondaga County.