How to Investigate Animal Cruelty in NY State – A Manual of Procedures
Example 2 – Neglected Pets: Lack of Food and Shelter
A complainant called the local humane agency and reported that two dogs had been tied to a fence at a residence and not been fed for at least a week.
- The investigator went to the residence and found two emaciated dogs chained to a fence, with no food or water available. The chains were held with heavy padlocks.
- The investigator took photographs which he would later use for evidence.
- He applied for an “Order to Seize Dog” from the local judge.
- He returned to the property, used bolt cutters to cut the chains, seized the dogs, and removed them to the animal shelter. He left a copy of the “Order to Seize Dog” at the residence.
- The investigator returned to the residence later and issued the owner an Appearance Ticket.
The individual involved was charged with 2 counts of violating Article 26 Section 353 of the NYS Agriculture and Markets Law.
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