Animal abusers can't adopt pets in Florida county

On Thursday the commissioners with Hillsborough County approved a new registry for people convicted of harming animals. 

According to the Tampa Bay Times, the board voted 6-1 to approve. Individuals on the registry won't be able to adopt or work with animals, and retailers and shelters will be required to check the registry when someone wants to adopt. 

The ordinance goes in effect on November 1. 

Read more at the Tampa Bay Times. 


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