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Police Say FL Man Stole Alligator, Tried to Throw It onto Liquor Store Roof

The suspect said he jumped a fence to an alligator enclosure and stole the gator, according to an arrest report. Officers said when they asked the man what he was doing when he was throwing the alligator in the air, he advised he was "teaching it a lesson."

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Texas Man Accused of Biting Police Officer During Arrest Over Animal Abuse

A man now faces charges of assault against a police officer after he allegedly bit an officer serving an arrest warrant for animal abuse stemming from reports that he threw three newborn puppies—umbilical cords still attached—over a six foot fence.

Pennsylvania Officer Adopts Puppy She Rescued from Cruelty

An officer with the Girard Borough Police Department who rescued a puppy from a couple now facing multiple charges has officially adopted the animal.

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.

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.

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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.

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