5 area residents on animal abuser registry
TRI-CITIES, Tenn. —
According to the state of Tennessee records, there are now five people from Northeast Tennessee on the Animal Abuse Registry.
This registry does not include people who were originally charged with aggravated cruelty to animals but pleaded to a lesser charge.
We reached out to the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation and Public Information Officer, Leslie Earhart. She told us they encourage rescue groups to check the registry often to make sure these people are not trying to adopt animals.
You can more information about the registry here.