animal abuse registry

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State lawmakers on both sides of the aisle hope to pass bills by the end of the year meant to crack down on animal cruelty. Michigan is in the minority of states that do not have laws on the books limiting so-called “puppy mills” – and it’s the only one in the Midwest.

State Senate to Take Up Animal Abuse Bills

Jan 26, 2015

(MPRN-Lansing) State lawmakers will try again to crack down on animal cruelty in Michigan. A state Senate panel will take up a pair of bills on Tuesday that would increase penalties for serial animal abusers. 

Now legislators want to provide Michigan’s online background check system, I-CHAT, to animal shelters for free to offset costs of doing background checks on potential animal adopters.

Logan’s Law would also demand that pet stores and animal shelters refuse animal sales and adoptions to offenders on the list.