The Washoe County District Attorney's Office will be taking another
look at "Cooney's Law" to determine what, if any, information can be
released about animal abuse cases.
"Cooney's Law," which went into effect in October and makes severe
abuse of animals a felony, forbids officials and "members of the
for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals," from releasing
reports or discussing the details of those reports. The Reno
Gazette-Journal learned last month that some Washoe County officials
interpreted the confidentiality provision as a gag order on any
information about animal abuse and neglect cases.