Leon County launches Animal Abuser Registry

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Posted at 10:21 AM, Nov 30, 2017
and last updated 2017-11-30 05:36:18-05

LEON COUNTY, Fla. (WTXL) - Leon County has become one of 20 Florida counties to launch an Animal Abuser Registry. 

The registry was launched earlier this month to increase public awareness of animal crimes and to serve as a resource for those choosing to sell or adopt animal. 

Officials say the online registry will display adults who reside within the city and county limits who have been convicted of certain animal abuse crimes. The registry will include the convicted abuser’s full name, address, date of birth, the offense(s), date of conviction, date the listing will expire and photograph. 

Leon County has become one of 20 counties in Florida to implement an animal abuser registry. 

Citizens are still encouraged to report suspicious activity and people to Leon County Animal Control at (850) 606-5400. 

You can access the registry here