Animal cruelty cases involving farm animals present unique challenges for investigators and animal care professionals. This webinar will provide a brief overview of how animal cruelty laws apply to these cases, and how to assess whether there is a violation. Specifically, it will discuss basic standards of care, assessing physical and living conditions, and common conditions/causes. We will conclude with special considerations for this type of cruelty seizure, to include ongoing care, resources and case management.
The National Law Enforcement Center on Animal Abuse was established by the National Sheriffs’ Association to provide law enforcement officers information on the realities of animal abuse and to promote their proactive involvement in the enforcement of animal abuse laws in their communities. Through our partners, the Center will serve as an information clearinghouse and forum for law enforcement on the growing problem of animal abuse and its link to other types of crimes, including violence against humans. The Center also promotes officer safety in officer-dog encounters through continuing education and training.
The National Animal Care & Control Association (NACA) was formed in 1978 for the express purpose of assisting its members to perform their duties in a professional manner. We believe only carefully selected and properly trained animal control personnel can correct community problems resulting from irresponsible animal ownership. NACA’s purpose is to preserve the Human/Animal Bond by insisting on responsible animal ownership.