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


Name: Cheryl L. Bowens

Address: 208 Barrett Street Syracuse, NY 13204

Convicted: February 2018


Name: Joanne Ruggireo

Address: 1100 W. Colvin Street Syracuse, NY 13207

Convicted: March 2018


Name: Scott Cooper

Address: 320 Putnam Street Syracuse, NY 13204

Convicted: June 2018


Name: Howard Bethea

Address: 804 North Alvord Street Syracuse, NY 13208

Convicted: June 2018


Name: Rennie Rall

Address: 138 Grumbach Avenue Apt #2 Syracuse, NY 13203

Convicted: August 2018


Name: Anthony McCauliffe

Address: 357 Elm Street Syracuse, NY 13203

Convicted: August 2018


Name: Michele Piper

Address: 1802 Butternut Street Syracuse, NY 13208


Convicted: August 2018


Name: Laura Briggs

Address: 636 Catherine Street Apt #2 Syracuse, NY 13203

Convicted: September2018


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









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