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Orange decides not to start its own animal-abuse registry

Mar 22, 2017 - Orlando Sentinel (Florida)

The Orange County Commission decided Tuesday it is going to wait for a state law to create an animal-abuse registry instead of developing its own.

The county had been looking into ways of preventing people convicted of animal abuse from ever adopting pets again.

With an average of 55 animals a day coming into the Orange County shelter on Conroy Road, the sheer number of adoptions meant that someone's background might not be noticed and adoptions to abusers could unknowingly happen.

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