Animal Abuse Registry
The Chautauqua County Animal Abuser Registry was created in 2018 by an act of the Chautauqua County Legislature. The registry is hosted by the Chautauqua County Sheriff's Office as a service to the public.
Anyone convicted of animal cruelty in Chautauqua County after May of 2018 is required to submit information to the Chautauqua County Sheriff's Office. That information is transmitted and posted here.
The registry is not retroactive. Convictions prior to the establishment of the registry will not be listed, therefore this is not a comprehensive historical list of all people convicted of animal abuse in Chautauqua County. The information listed here has been supplied by convicted offenders to the Chautauqua County Sheriff and does not guarantee accuracy, completeness or timeliness of the information contained on the website.
Offenders are required to update their information annually. It is possible that information obtained through this website may not reflect current residences of individuals on the registry. Any individual who believes that information contained in the registry is not accurate should contact the Chautauqua County Sheriff's Office. Offenders who need to update their own information must do so with the Chautauqua County Sheriff's Office.
Anyone selling, giving away or adopting an animal to another person in Chautauqua County must check the registry prior to any change in ownership. Giving, selling or adopting an animal to a person on the registry is a violation of county law.