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Animal Abuser Database Approved in Volusia County

Volusia County (WTFF) – Those convicted of abusing a dog or cat in Volusia County will soon be found in an online database.

A billboard, announcing Ponce’s Law, that was donated for free for one month

On Monday, The Volusia County Council unanimously voted to create an online registry that lists convicted animal abusers, including their picture, date of birth, and a description of their violation, in hopes of ensuring the crime won’t happen again.

The database is scheduled to go live on June 1, 2019 on the Volusia County website.

It’s a result of “Ponce’s Law,” which Port Orange resident Debbie Darino pioneered. She also led this local effort to adopt the registry.

“This is one more step to keep these (animals) out of the hands of abusers,” Darino told the council. “I know each of you are animal lovers. I can’t imagine you not wanting to take that extra step to help our animals that are being abused or tortured in ways you can’t believe.” (Daytona Beach News-Journal)

She said her work isn’t done yet, though she’s “excited and grateful” for Volusia’s approval of the registry.

61 Florida counties still don’t have a tool for tracking abusers.

“I want to get all the counties in Florida to implement one,” Darino said in an interview. She plans to lobby the cause to the Florida Association of Counties. “I want to push for this statewide. If this just saves one animal, I am happy.”

Animal Abuser Database Approved in Volusia County

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Patricia
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Patricia

Sounds wonderful to me.

Anonymous
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Anonymous

I think it good what you doing
It should be all over florida plus that what we need ty

It should be abusn a animal
Go jail
do it again
Go prinson
Do it again get the penalty

Anonymous
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I think it is a great idea!!!! I studied psychology and the behavior of animal abusers and they are people who have a very dark side!

Doreen Gottschalck
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Doreen Gottschalck

I Would Love To Help Out
Where Are You Located??

Anonymous
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Anonymous

This is amazing. How do we get this in California and all over the county? Great job Volusia County!

Anonymous
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I lost a beautiful doberman, because he was shot in the spine because a neighbor was afraid of him. We found him in the woods paralyzed from the neck down there was nothing the Veterinarian could do so we had to send him to the rainbow bridge. This happened a longtime ago but it is still in my mind.

Anonymous
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Anonymous

We need this all over the country….we need this everywhere. Animals need protection too!!!

Anonymous
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This law should be NATIONWIDE! Animals cannot speak for themselves and are at the mercy of people.

And people wonder why I love animals and tolerate people… barely…

Anonymous
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Anonymous

IT WAS ABOUT TIME WE NEED PONCE’S LAW IN DADE COUNTY TOO.

Anonymous
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Anonymous

Hurt a dog- “Evil psychopath that deserves to be beaten before being sent to rot in prison!”

Slice a pig’s throat, drain it’s blood and eat it’s dead body- “Yeay, bacon!”

Hurt and kill no one, and encourage others to also not hurt or kill- “OMG, FOUND THE VEGAN!”

Tracey Kennedy
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Tracey Kennedy

There should be a National database for these abusers so they can be tracked and categorized by State and County.

Nancy day
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Nancy day

This great. Every county needs this. Animals can’t help themselves against the mean and cruel abusers but we can
Than you for your care and action on this

Anonymous
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Would love this in UK too and worldwide.

Anonymous
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I wish all states would do that, people r cowards picking on defendledd animals.there needs to b more action taken when they abuse a animal.

Anonymous
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I hope that al states start doing that.there to much abuse going on n no one doing a dan thing about It.there,a a lot of cowards out there.

Lynn
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Lynn

Sad to think it has to come to this, but it’s good, but so much cruelty in parts of Florida it’s sad…what happened

Anonymous
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Anonymous

Amazing ! I’m so happy this has been passed Now we ALL need to follow suit and jail these ‘things ‘ who abuse our fur/feather kids
Every country needs this

Anonymous
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Anonymous

This is amazing & awesome I hope that soon, over time, this expands to ALL 50 states!!! These people ARE abusers, just like child abusers, & I say ALL THE TIME, that if someone is capable of hurting an animal, then they are just as capable of hurting a newborn baby or small infant!!!!!

Anonymous
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Anonymous

They deserve to be in jail .I agree anyone hurt an animal is evil

MARIANNE ANDERSON
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MARIANNE ANDERSON

Those poor innocent pups and kitties need us. Please help us to help them.

Jill Alzina
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Jill Alzina

Good!!!! As it should be.

Anonymous
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Anonymous

This law needs to be EVERYWHERE!!! People who care about animals PLEASE help support this as a law in EVERY STATE!!!

Anonymous
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Anonymous

I hope every state follows this lead and it goes nation wide!

Veterans Warrior
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Veterans Warrior

I Pray we one day we will all have as much passion for our Veterans whom need our love, support, decent living conditions as well as our Loyalty equal to or greater than everyone has for their pets! Can Veterans, one day, be treated equal to the way we love, care for and treat our pets??? !!

Sharon
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Sharon

We had a pet burro in Washington state that was tied up & beaten to death by teenagers with 2×4’s. It prompted a law here to include (I believe) all animals who are abused. Torture of any type should never be tolerated!

Anonymous
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Anonymous

Protect babies before animals.

Anonymous
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Anonymous

This should be in every county, in every state!

Anonymous
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Anonymous

Wish we could have that in Quebec Canada.

JC
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JC

Good job! Remember that many animal abusers “graduate” to abusing other vulnerable populations…usually children, the disabled and the elderly. Stop the cycle of abuse!

DEBBIE
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DEBBIE

Fantastic work and done with a sincere heart and compassion for our most vulnerable victims . Thank You for being their voices ,KEEP UP THE GREAT AND BEAUTIFUL WORK YOU ARE DOING ,I HOPE ALL THE COUNTRY WIL FOLLOW ,IT CERTAINLY NEEDS TO !

Karen Galloway
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Karen Galloway

This should be nationwide!!! It is absolutely sickening to see these abusers getting a slap on the wrist.. WE HAVE TO SPEAK FOR THESE SWEET INNOCENT ANIMALS WHO CANT SPEAK FOR THEMSELVES… I LOVE MY FURBABIES AND WHEN I READ ABOUT THESE SICK ABUSERS AND MURDERERS IT MAKES ME GO HOME TO. MY BABIES AND CRY.. AND LOVE THEM.. MY HEART BREAKS FOR THESE INNOCENT BABIES…A HUGE THANK YOU FOR THIS WOMAN STANDING UP AND DOING SOMETHING POSITIVE TO SAVE ANIMALS..MANY PEOPLE BACK YOU.. KEEP UP THE FIGHT.. HOPEFULLY SOON AMERICA WILL MAKE THIS LAW NATIONWIDE

Anonymous
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I hope this will happen for the whole United States! Good going Flordia.

Paul Verten
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Paul Verten

It is quite interesting that many Commissioners at other Counties, State Legislators, and other people in power do not grasp the importance of Legislation to end #Animalcruelty #Animalabuse! We really do not know what is the gain that those individuals have with their will TO NOT PROTECT INNOCENT ANIMALS AND SEVERELY PUNISH THE CRIMINALS IN JAIL AND PAYING FINES. They are people that were born with a heart, and hopefully a soul, and no True Human Being should vote “NO” when it comes to the protection of any #Animal. Based on this we need to start electing to office people who really have a SOLID PROVED REAL TRACK RECORD OF LOVING AND HELPING ANIMALS!

Anonymous
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but you can murder a baby if you want to.

Anonymous
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Anonymous

I wish this would go viral in every state of the union!

Jossie Moran
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Jossie Moran

This is wonderful..we need to implement this law in ALL Counties and ALL over the COUNTRY…!

Kiki G
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Kiki G

It’s about time!!!! Omg this is a huge victory!!! Now , when applying for ANYTHING such as section 8 housing, food stamps, applying for a job ( not likely… most abusers are probably unemployed), applying for citizenship, applying to adopt a child, THIS LIST SHOULD BE A REASON TO SAY NO!! Denied!!! Period!
Just like there’s a sex offender list, there absolutely SHOULD BE a animal abuser list!!
It’s a judge of your character!!!
If you are on this list… you get nothing !!!!
No free anything!!!!! Watch how fast abuse cases demolish then!!!!
If you are evil enough toto harm anyone or any animal you are entitled to nothing!!!!! Every country should have this list and it needs to be enforced!!! Not three strikes your out. The first offense… YOU GO ON THIS LIST!!!!
This is wonderful news!! Let’s make this a movement!!!
No more excuses!!!!!! I am so tired of crying night after night seeing the postings about psychopath evil monsters!!!
First offense… you go on this list for the world to see!!!!
Employers can then judge whether or not you are ” hired”. Social services can deny you any benefits or take away bennifits they may be receiving already!!!!
Sound good!???? I’d like to know how others feel .
I am thrilled to hear this!!
It’s about damn time!!!! Yes show their faces, addresses, employers names ( if employed would be helpful).
These are gods creatures!!! You who harm them will be judged. Period!!!!!
Horray for this woman who fought to get this passed

Anonymous
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Go to hudsonvalleyhumanelaw.com. And look at some of the cases on the left side of the page. The animals have two legs not four. Our motto is. We are the voice of those who cannot speak for themselves. Watch the video on the case where we seized 173 animals and found 22 dead. That is what we deal on a daily basis.

Anonymous
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It’s about all the states wake up and take animal neglect and abuse seriously. Once the law is past you need strong backing from the prosacuters and judges with mandatory sentence s. I am chief of police for Hudson valley humane law enforcement in Orange County my. I see cases we had of 173 counts plea bargoned down to one misdemeanor count. That’s a joke. Don’t let it happen in florida

Jim
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Jim

Save the Human Babies while you are at it! What kind of person would want to harm a child or unborn on the way to a find the love we have for all things living.

Eileen
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Eileen

GREAT IDEA THESE BEAUTIFUL LOVING SWEET HRLPLESS ANIMALS CAN’T SPEAK AND PROTECT THEMSELVES WE HAVE TO DO IT FOR THEM THIS NEEDS TO BE IN EVERY STATE EVERY COUNTY. PROTECT OUR ANIMALS FROM MONSTERS!!!!

Anonymous
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Anonymous

Yes! Let’s keep this going! FINALLY!!!!!

Joan A.
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Joan A.

Finally!!! Thank you for taking that first step to eliminate these abusers that go from one shelter to another and have a long list of abused and murdered animals behind them. Of course there are other ways but this is a big step in the right direction. I hope all states will follow and a centralized list will be available. Another step I would like to see stopped is when some shelters are allowing “free” adoptions. No animal should be put into the hands of anyone for free. If they can’t pay any price how can they feed and vet them. At the very least they should have check able references from a vet. Thank you again!!!! Many lives will be saved by this system.

Patricia C. Rohan
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Patricia C. Rohan

This needs to be in affect all over the United States and the whole WORLD! Don’t wait, it was needed for a long time, so let’s get going!

Anonymous
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Anonymous

Excellent! Every State should have this!

Anonymous
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Anonymous

This is a step in the right direction but there needs too be more. I suggest the next step would be long prison terms.

Anonymous
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Anonymous

Giddy up!!!! FINALLY!

Donna
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Donna

Thank you, thank you, thank you. . I wish all counties in all states would pass this along with harsh jail time .

Anonymous
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Anonymous

You are so worried about the abuse of animals, Florida. Yet, you think nothing about the abuse heaped on a child in the womb via abortion.
Shame on you!!!

Anonymous
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Anonymous

Way to go Florida congrats!!!