Laura Maloney oversees the ASPCA’s Humane Law Enforcement department, Government Affairs, and Veterinary Forensics, including the ASPCA’s Mobile Animal CSI Unit. She is no stranger to dogfighting investigations as she is also the senior vice president of the ASPCA’s anti-cruelty division. Recently, I spoke with Laura Maloney to get more information about the sting operation.
To begin, Maloney wanted to give kudos to the Humane Society of Missouri. She said the Humane Society had been conducting undercover investigative work on this dogfighting operation for the last 18 months. They were the principal organization that coordinated the simultaneous dogfighting raid last week. The Humane Society of Missouri called on the ASPCA to aid in accumulating forensic evidence and to help evaluate the seized dogs. The ASPCA were also the ones who conducted behavior evaluations on the fighting dogs in Michael Vick’s case.