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Agencies Receive ASPCA Award for Efforts to Stop Dog Fighting

April 12, 2016
The ASPCA (American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) announced the first recipients of the "ASPCA Champion for Animals" award, coinciding with National Dog Fighting Awareness Day.

New Jersey Police Find 67 Puppies in Van

April 5, 2016
Paramus, NJ, police overnight Monday found 67 puppies packed into small metal crates in a van parked behind a pet store owned by a businessman already facing animal cruelty charges.

Minnesota Deputy Pleads Guilty to Beating K-9 Partner

January 14, 2016
The deputy was placed on administrative leave after the incident, which occurred on June 15 at Black Bear Casino and Resort, where he was staying with other sheriff's deputies for K9 certification trials. More Here.

Minnesota Deputy Pleads Guilty to Beating K-9 Partner

January 14, 2016
The deputy was placed on administrative leave after the incident, which occurred on June 15 at Black Bear Casino and Resort, where he was staying with other sheriff's deputies for K9 certification trials.

Former Baltimore Officer Acquitted of Dog Killing Charge

November 19, 2015
Judge Melissa M. Phinn said the state did not present adequate evidence that proved Jeffrey Bolger, 50, was responsible for the death of a seven-year-old Shar-Pei named Nala, when he slit the dog's throat in June 2014. Bolger was charged with mutilating an animal, animal cruelty, and misconduct in office.

Video: Kansas Man Attacks Officer by Swinging Small Dog on a Leash

August 25, 2015
A Park City, Kansas, man is facing a charge of animal cruelty after police say he tried to swing a small dog on a leash as a weapon to attack a police officer.

California Criminalizes Hurting Volunteer Police Animals

August 14, 2015
California laws that punish people who injure police horses and dogs in the line of duty now extend to volunteer law enforcement animals.

Massachusetts Police Advise Public Not to Drunkenly Chase Bears with Hatchets

May 13, 2015
"The North Adams Police Department is urging everyone to NOT chase bears through the woods with a dull hatchet, drunk," the post said.

ASPCA Poll Reveals LEOs Lack Resources, Training to Properly Address Dog Fighting

April 8, 2015
A nationwide poll of law enforcement released today by the ASPCA exposes serious obstacles for law enforcement to investigate one of the most horrific forms of animal cruelty—dog fighting.

Tampa Officers Rescue Dog Found Shot, Tied To Railroad Tracks

March 6, 2015
Tampa, Fla., police stopped an oncoming train moments before it struck a dog that was tied to the tracks and had been shot three times.

FBI Said to Begin Tracking Animal Cruelty Cases

September 19, 2014
The FBI will begin tracking animal cruelty cases just as they track other crimes, Wayne Pacelle of The Humane Society of the United States said in a blog post Tuesday.

Baltimore Officer Charged with Cutting Lost Dog's Throat

June 19, 2014
Police were called and secured Nala using a dog pole, and an officer assigned to the emergency services division, later identified as Officer Jeffrey Bolger, went much further.

Video: Calif. Agency Kills Injured Animals at Range

September 16, 2013
The Merced (Calif.) Police Department's practice of taking severely injured animals to the police range to shoot and kill them has come under fire.

Pa. Cops Find Child Living with 80+ Animals

May 23, 2013
Three residents of Ephrata, Pa., face child-endangerment charges after police discovered more than 80 animals living in deplorable conditions in a mobile home.

3 Colo. Officers on Paid Leave for Elk Shooting

January 7, 2013
Two Boulder (Colo.) Police officers and a Boulder County Sheriff's deputy have been placed on paid leave for allegedly shooting an elk and failing to notify the agencies about the shooting.

Calif. Man Killed After Sticking Rifle Into Cop's Chest

October 22, 2012
A 29-year-old man was shot and killed by a Vallejo (Calif.) Police officer after the man pointed a rifle at another officer's chest while a fire engulfed the residence.

Fla. Police Arrest Inebriated Man After Horse Pursuit

September 27, 2012
An intoxicated man who led Florida police officers on a 30-minute chase while riding a horse was arrested after his father tackled him off the animal.

St. Louis PD Assigns Officer to Animal Abuse Crimes

September 25, 2012
Officer Louis Naes, a nine-year veteran of the St. Louis Police Department, has become the department's first animal abuse investigator and a member of the new Animal Abuse Task Force. It includes the circuit attorney's office, mayor's office, the health department, and Stray Rescue of St. Louis.

70,000 Chickens Die After Drunk Man Cuts Power To Coop

August 29, 2012
A 21-year-old Maryland man now faces multiple charges after he allegedly caused the deaths of 70,000 chickens in Delmar when he broke in to a poultry farm while intoxicated.

Calif. Sheriff, Deputy Face $10M Suit Over Seized Horse

August 1, 2012
A former Carmel woman is claiming that a Putnam County (Calif.) Sheriff's deputy who was president of the Putnam Humane Society confiscated her $35,000 horse in 2006 and sold it to the deputy's sister for $100.
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