Thursday, September 6, 2012

State Police Plan Workshop On Animal Cruelty Laws

Finally, law enforcement is going to get serious about the enforcement of animal cruelty laws.
Perhaps in response to the numerous articles about animal abuse prepared since February by the North Country Gazette, complaints filed and a long discussion by former Chester animal control officer June Maxam with an internal affairs investigator of the State Police about enforcement of animal cruelty laws,  finally law enforcement, humane investigators and animal control officers from across the state will address the issue and focus on the importance of investigating animal cruelty cases to the fullest in New York State, including Warren County.
On Sept. 11, a workshop will be held at the State Police Academy on investigating animal cruelty.
Sponsored by the New York State Police and New York State Humane Association, participants will learn more about state laws that pertain to animal cruelty and how to effectively investigate complaints
All speakers are experienced in the field of animal cruelty and include local veterinarian Dr. Holly Cheever and Ret. NYSP Investigator Sue McDonough.
In February, when Maxam tried to take action against several alleged animal abusers, she was fired.
The Warren County Sheriff’s Office, the State Police and the SPCA of Upstate New York at Queensbury refused to take action in regard to a complaint involving the abandonment of a dog and a complaint involving the alleged neglect, abandonment and denial of medical treatment for numerous cats.
Also earlier this year, more than 100 cats were found in a Saratoga County home and a dog was found duct taped and left on the side of a Washington County road..."  More

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