HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY - Hillsborough County's Abuse Registry Ordinance goes into effect today. It requires offenders to sign up for a registry and denies them the right to adopt.

The county passed the measure in a 6-1 vote last September. Individuals on the registry won't be able to adopt or work with animals, and retailers and shelters will be required to check the registry when someone wants to adopt.

Read more on the new ordinance here.

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