Syracuse, N.Y. - Onondaga County Sheriff’s report that a Syracuse man convicted of animal cruelty has become the first wanted person for failing to register with the county’s animal abuser registry.
Brian Person, 46 is wanted for failing to register after he was convicted in October of 2017 of two counts of torturing and injuring a puppy.
Person was sentenced to eight months in jail and upon his release, he failed to register as required by the local law.
In June of 2017, Onondaga County Legislatures passed a local law establishing an Animal Abuser Registry and prohibiting animal ownership by offenders in Onondaga County. The law, requires any offender (18) years of age or older, who resides within Onondaga County and who has been convicted of an animal abuse crime must register with the Onondaga County Sheriff’s Office.
All the names of convicted offenders will appear on the registry for a period of fifteen years following his or her release from incarceration or from the date of the judgement of conviction.
The Animal Abuser Registry, including a copy of the local law, can be found by visiting the Sheriff’s Office website at sheriff.ongov.net.