Albany Legislator Bryan Clenahan is introducing a legislation to create a registry of convicted animal abusers in Albany County.
Clenahan said that the first registry of the type was established in Suffolk County last year and that Albany hopes to continue the trend in cracking down on animal abuse.
“Animal abuse is completely unacceptable and we cannot tolerate it,” Clenahan said in a statement. “No one convicted of an animal abuse crime should be allowed to bring another animal into their home for years. And no one who is convicted of abusing an animal a second time should be allowed to have a pet ever again.”
Clenahan was also inspired by the recent case involving Oliver, a beautiful Great Dane mix in Schenectady that was brutally beaten earlier this year. With lots of help from the Mohawk Hudson Humane Society staff, Oliver has made amazing progress toward physical and emotional recovery over the past several months.