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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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Oregon Officers Save Pet Fish from Tank Filled with Garbage, Cigarette Butts

Police officers with the Gresham (OR) Police Department have a new officemate—a fished named Rocky.

Seattle Officer Arrests Man for Throwing Kitten on Pavement

Horrified the woman approached the man and offered him $100 for the cat, but he threw a bottle at her in response, police said. More Here.

Video: Seattle Officer Arrests Man for Throwing Kitten on Pavement

Horrified, the woman approached the man and offered him $100 for the cat, but he threw a bottle at her in response, police said.

National Dogfighting Awareness Day is April 8

The COPS Office and the ASPCA have partnered to develop The Dogfighting Toolkit for Law Enforcement, an invaluable resource aimed at assisting law enforcement agencies in addressing dogfighting.

ASPCA Funds Pet Microchip Scanners for 86 NYPD Precincts and Housing Police Service Areas

The scanners can help NYPD officers responding to suspected animal cruelty cases quickly obtain crucial animal ownership information, facilitating their investigations.

Animal Abuse Can Be Indicator of Interpersonal Violence, Experts Say

The intentional harming and killing of animals is often tied to violence against humans, and knowledge of this connection can be used to improve anti-cruelty and public safety efforts, according to experts from the ASPCA.

Free Animal Cruelty Investigation Training Offered to NC Officers

In this program, which begins Friday March 3 in Durham, North Carolina DOJ-certified instructors with experience in cruelty investigations in the state will take students through cruelty cases from start to finish.

ASPCA Honors NYPD Officers and ADAs for Excellence in Helping NYC Animals

The ASPCA today honored 11 members of the New York City Police Department and two Assistant District Attorneys for their commitment and dedication to helping animals through the NYPD/ASPCA Partnership.

Agencies Receive ASPCA Award for Efforts to Stop Dog Fighting

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.