New York Considers Establishing Animal Cruelty Crime Database

New York Senate Bill 5156 would require the establishment and maintenance of a database of state convictions for “animal cruelty, fighting, neglect, abandonment, and mistreatment” that shall be made available to “all law enforcement entities, district attorneys, duly incorporated humane societies, societies for the prevention of cruelty to animals, dog or cat protective associations and animal control officers.”