Animal Abuser Registry


The Onondaga County Animal Abuser Registry was established in 2017 by an act of the Onondaga County Legislature. The complete law may be viewed here.

Anyone convicted of animal cruelty, who resides in Onondaga County, is required to register with the Onondaga County Sheriff’s Office within five (5) days of their release from incarceration or, if not incarcerated, from the date of the conviction. The registry is not retroactive.  The information listed below has been supplied by convicted offenders to the Onondaga County Sheriff’s Office.

Names of Offenders

Name: Richard M. Gerharz

Address: 178 Colby Avenue, Syracuse, NY 13206

Convicted: August 2017


Name: Andrew D Coy Jr.

Address: 220 Hier Avenue Syracuse, NY 13203

Convicted: October 2017


Name: Jane M. Richards

Address: 6715 Buckley Road Apt 205 N. Syracuse, NY 13212

Convicted: October 2017


Anyone selling, giving away or adopting an animal to another person must check the Onondaga County Animal Abuser Registry prior to any change in ownership. Giving, selling or adopting an animal to a person on the Onondaga County Animal Abuser Registry is a violation of county law.

For informational use, links to other county registries in New York State are provided below