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Phoenix PD Unit Dedicated to Investigating Crimes Against Animals

Two Animal Cruelty investigators staff the Phoenix Police Department's Animal Crimes Unit, routinely working in partnership with the Animal Cruelty Investigators employed by the Arizona Humane Society.

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Alabama Officer in ICU After Rattlesnake Bite

An officer with the Greenville (AL) Police Department was hospitalized Monday after being bitten by a rattlesnake.

Wisconsin Agency Asks Citizens to Catch, Not Relocate Stray Cats

The Edgerton (WI) Police Department is asking its citizens to refrain from capturing and then relocating stray cats outside the city after receiving a complaint of someone doing just that.

Texas Officer's Squad Car "Hijacked" by Aggressive Dog

An officer with the Kilgore (TX) Police Department was dispatched over the weekend on an animal control call of an aggressive Pitbull. Upon arriving at the scene and locating the animal, he attempted to put the dog in the back seat of his squad car but the animal had other ideas, instead taking up residence in the front seat of the vehicle.

Photo: Texas Officer Captures Large Snake in Walmart Parking Lot

An officer with the Marshall (TX) Police Department responded to a call of a large snake slithering around in the parking lot of a local Walmart store and quickly apprehended the large reptile.

Massachusetts Officer Rescues Fawn Entangled in Branches

An officer with the Stoughton (MA) Police Department rescued a baby deer from being entangled in some brush on Sunday.

Video: Ohio Officers Save Dog Dangling from Second-Story Balcony

Officers with the Cleveland (OH) Police Department came to the rescue of a dog dangling from a second-story balcony in that city's east side on Saturday night.

Crying Fowl: A Florida Department Introduces 'Bird Unit' as April Fool's Gag

The first day of April brings all manner of pranks, jokes, and hoaxes both on and offline, but the Largo (FL) Police Department pulled off something of a masterpiece when it announced on its Facebook page that it would be looking into using birds of prey as substitutes for small police drones.

In April Fool's Gag, New Jersey Police Announce New "Drug Sniffing Bunny"

The agency said that the fluffy little long-eared herbivore—an animal that feeds mostly on grass—can get into tight spaces the department's K-9 cannot.

Arizona Troopers Help Rescue Dog Ejected from Vehicle and Lost

"Troopers spent time, including their lunch breaks, looking for Dozer in hopes they would find him. Based on the multiple calls, they believed Dozer to be alive. Troopers then reached out to Central Arizona Animal Search and Rescue for additional help."