Senator Mark Manendo to propose animal abuse registry

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Updated: 12/13/2013 11:12 pm

NEVADA (KRNV & -- Nevada Senator Mark Manendo announced he will author legislation for the 2015 legislative session that would require people found guilty of animal abuse to be on an animal abuse registry for public viewing.

The recent Las Vegas incident involving a 22 year old man who stabbed his parent’s pet dog in the throat convinced Senator Manendo to move forward with a registry similar to the registry maintained for sex offenders. Individuals who end up on the registy, by law would not be allowed to own a pet again.

Senator Manendo says the registry will help prevent repeat animal abuse offenders. A similar bill was introduced during the 2011 legislative session, but failed. Manendo believes it failed because it would have required the Sheriff’s Department to maintain the
registry. Manendo’s bill would require non-profit groups such as the Nevada Humane Society to maintain the registry, something Manendo thinks will help get the bill passed.

The registry would provide current information about animal abusers and provide easy accessibility to the public. For example, those involved in the sale or adoption of animals could refer to the registry before allowing an individual to take ownership of an animal.

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jlkfml - 12/23/2013 10:44 AM
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Don't forget to include those who abandon animals in locked apartments or houses. They should have to spend the same number of days the animal did without food and water, and NEVER own another animal.

Randy Janssen - 12/17/2013 4:04 AM
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The NRF just announced it is leaving Las Vegas. Do you think Menendo and his crazy animal rights act had something to do with that. He helped run Charreada out. By the way, you don't have a registry for people who kill people in Nevada. You need to get this man out of office, before he ask the state to make monkeys people.

taxpaying mom - 12/15/2013 8:04 AM
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1984 we are living in it. This is a bad idea!!!

Speed - 12/14/2013 8:44 PM
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Am I to believe you DON'T support a Registry for Animal Abusers,or are you saying you think it should cover more than basic Animal Abuse? I feel pretty sure owners of "puppy-mills" qualify as Animal Abusers,and if you've ever lifted a crushed lifeless dog from the lap of someone in a car crash you'd agree THAT could be Animal Abuse. MOST communities already HAVE noise ordinances during the night time hours,some are rarely enforced. It's worthwhile to talk to people with dogs that bark incessantly and see if you can find a reason the dog barks so much.(Separation anxiety,boredom,illness or even just "talking" to another dog a block away.) I brought a neighbor a video of the "Dog Whisperer" from the Library that covered the problem. The dog's owner tried the remedies shown and the dog quieted right down. It just missed him being gone all day. Not sure what the problem is with the pigeon feeders. If their "hobby" is drawing pigeons to the neighborhood,maybe they could start going to a park daily to feed the birds. the point is that sometimes you can get more cooperation by discussing the problem with the pet owner than you can by calling the Police. If that doesn't do the job and you have to end up in Court,at least you can honestly say you tried everything you could to resolve the problem before getting to that point.

Kramer - 12/14/2013 4:26 PM
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how about checking out people who raise puppies merely to sell them? keeping little dogs out of people's laps while they drive? having a barking nusiance ordinance? deterring whacko pigeon feeders?

FoolontheHill - 12/14/2013 9:30 AM
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justiceforall - 12/14/2013 8:52 AM
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This is a FABULOUS idea!

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