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Friday, July 27 • 9:00am - 12:00pm
How to Work With Local Law Enforcement and Animal Control To Address Animal Cruelty

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Learn how animal advocates can help animal control and law enforcement in prosecuting animal cruelty cases.  Budget cuts, pet overpopulation, and increased awareness of animal cruelty issues have had a direct impact on our shelters and enforcement officers.  Animal control and law enforcement agencies are receiving a considerable number of complaints regarding animal cruelty and the public via the media and social networking are pressing for an increase in prosecution of these cases.  This can be overwhelming for an agency, especially when the budget does not provide for additional staff or training to assist. These factors can create a reluctance to investigate animal cruelty cases, but you can make a difference and we will teach you the tools and techniques to assist your local community.

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Kim Alboum

North Carolina State Director, The Humane Society of the United States As the North Carolina state director for The HSUS, Kim Alboum has a special interest in puppy mills and animal shelters. In 2005, she became the volunteer coordinator and served as board member for the Puppy Mill Awareness Day Organization, founded to raise public awareness of mass-production puppy factories. Her volunteer responsibilities included tracking legislation and... Read More →

Tim Rickey

Senior Director, Field Investigations and Response, ASPCA
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Sherry Schlueter

Executive Director, South Florida Wildlife Center Sherry Schlueter was a professional law enforcement officer for nearly 37 years (Broward Sheriff’s Office). She created the first animal cruelty detective unit within a law enforcement agency anywhere, and initiated and helped author the felony animal cruelty bill that became Florida state law in 1989. She created the Special Victims and Family Crimes Section, which included detective units... Read More →

Michelle Welch

Assistant Attorney General, Virginia Attorney General's Office Michelle Welch is an Assistant Attorney General in the Virginia Attorney General’s Office. She is the Assistant charged with taking all animal law questions in Virginia. She is called on by agencies all over the Commonwealth to act as a special prosecutor in animal cruelty and animal fighting cases. She has been appointed a special Assistant U.S. Attorney to aid in... Read More →

Friday July 27, 2012 9:00am - 12:00pm

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