KINGSTON – The recently enacted Orange County law that places restrictions on animal ownership or possession for convicted abusers has piqued the attention of Ulster County District Attorney Holley Carnright.
The law, which was promoted by Orange County Legislator Michael Anagnostakis, is of interest to Carnright, who wants to explore it for his county.
“We have been doing something like that informally without a county law through our cooperation with the SPCA,” Carnright said. “A lot of times we have had cases where we have entered dispositions, which would include that you can’t have any animals for a period of time and that kind of thing.”
The Orange County law was named after Rocky, a dog that was left outside during winter months for an extended period of time while its owner went on vacation. The dog had to be put down because of its weak condition and ill health.