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First Offender Placed On Animal Abuse Registry

Posted at 4:51 PM, Mar 03, 2016

The first name has been placed on the state's Animal Abuse Registry.

The information contained in the registry is provided to the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation by the appropriate clerk in each county.

Michael Henley from Soddy Daisy was made the first on the list for an aggravated animal cruelty charge out of Hamilton County.

He will appear on the registry for two years.

State lawmakers passed legislation approving the legislation last year, and it went live on the TBI's website Jan. 1.

The public database lists anyone convicted of aggravated animal cruelty or animal fighting.