Creating an Animal Abuse Task Force: How Law Enforcement Can Work with Local Resources to Investigate and Prosecute Crimes

Creating an Animal Abuse Task Force: How Law Enforcement Can Work with Local Resources to Investigate and Prosecute Crimes
Duration: 60 Minutes
Module 1 Resources
Recorded on: 2019-10-01
Unit 1 Slide Deck: Creating an Animal Abuse Task Force
Unit 2 Recording: Creating an Animal Abuse Task Force

Over the past 30 years, researchers and professionals in a variety of human services and animal welfare disciplines have established significant correlations between animal abuse, child abuse and neglect, domestic violence, elder abuse and other forms of violence. Mistreating animals is no longer seen as an isolated incident that can be ignored: it is often an indicator or predictor of crime and a “red flag” warning sign that other family members in the household may not be safe. Combating animal cruelty in your jurisdiction not only makes your community safer for animal victims, but for humans as well. Creating a task force in your jurisdiction involving police, prosecutors, veterinarians and other animal welfare professionals can help streamline animal abuse cases, resulting in more successful outcomes.

Audience Comments:

  • “Great Presentation” 🙂 — Carrie
  • “Loved everything about this webinar!!!!” — Dawn
  • “I did learn a great deal from this webinar and hope to implement this knowledge in the near future.” — Shannon
  • “…There is hope and that in order to get something accomplished regarding animal cruelty my county will have to be creative.” — Melanie
  • “Breath of information, covering multiple critical areas rather than just focusing on one agency’s role to play.” — Nathalie


** This webinar has been certified by the National Animal Care and Control Association and may be eligible for Continuing Education Units. Please consult your local certification processes for additional details. Current NACA Members who attend will be able to download a jointly issued attendance certificate that includes the National Animal Care & Control Association logo.
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