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ATTENTION:

POLICE OFFICERS
VETERINARIANS

Useful information for investigating cruelty cases.

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  • Memorandum Regarding the Issue of Sustenance Including Veterinary Care
  • Step by Step Example Animal Cruelty Case Investigation by Law Enforcement
  • Peace Officers employed by SPCAs and What They Can Do by Law
  • Jail Time and Probation in New York State
  • Animal Hoarders
  • Forfeiture of Animals in an Animal Cruelty Case

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Booklet Connection Between Animal Abuse and Human Violence
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IT´S THE LAW! NY EDUCATION LAW REGARDING HUMANE ED AND STUDENTS´ RIGHTS IN SCIENCE CLASSES
Learn more about NY Education Law § 809
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photo by Larry Thompson

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Founded in 1900, New York State Humane Association (NYSHA) was created to give voice to the voiceless, defend the defenseless, and advocate for the powerless. Our charter firmly rests on an ethic of compassion for all sentient beings, with a general focus on companion animals. We believe that a more enlightened relationship with animals lies with humane education.

To achieve our goals of reducing animal suffering, preventing animal cruelty, and encouraging compassion to all creatures, NYSHA’s ongoing activities and programs include the following:

  • Fighting cruelty to animals. NYSHA published the first state-wide manual on investigating animal cruelty and makes it available for free on our website, along with other materials to help with enforcement of cruelty laws. NYSHA actively works with law enforcement agencies and has conducted several seminars per year for police personnel and other related law enforcement professionals.
  • Referral and informational service to citizens and agencies throughout NYS
  • Educational Conferences, Workshops, and Materials
  • Supporting, and actively lobbying for, NYS legislation designed to either strengthen existing statutes or create new critical safeguards.

NYSHA is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization and is not a department nor funded by New York State or any other government agency.
How to Investigate Animal Cruelty in New York State