Just this month, a Yorkshire Terrier was brought to an animal shelter after being thrown from a 23-foot balcony in .
In , 40 dead animals were found in a home being occupied by a woman police say may have been involved in an animal rescue group.
With such frequent reports of animal abuse, Maryland lawmakers are now wondering if such offenders should be subject to an animal abuse registry.
According to CBS, if the bill passes, an animal abuser’s photo and address would be listed in the registry for 10 years. Such information would be placed on a public website.
A person would be subject to the registry for such mistreatment as neglecting an animal, poisoning an animal or leaving a pet unattended.
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