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The Humane Society of the United States is privileged to assist those who make our communities safer. We look forward to future collaborations with law enforcement across the country. Together, we can help end the needless violence and neglect inflicted upon the creatures who share our world.

  • Virginia AG Ken Cuccinelli, The HSUS's Laura Donahue, and Moon. Office of the AG, Va.

  • Caldwell Co., N.C., ACOs Greg Greene and Shanon Foster helped save some 300 dogs. The HSUS

  • Galveston Police Department's Lt. Joel Caldwell and The HSUS's Katie Jarl. Juan Pena/For The HSUS

Humane Law Enforcement Awards

The HSUS presented its 2012 Humane Law Enforcement Awards to authorities across the country who have taken an exemplary stand against animal cruelty.

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This is the fourth year The HSUS has presented Humane Law Enforcement Awards.

This year's awardees are from Mississippi, North Carolina, Texas, California, Florida, Virginia, and West Virginia.

"The Humane Society of the United States celebrates the work of law enforcement to crack down on animal fighting, puppy mills, the illegal wildlife trade, poaching, and other forms of cruelty and abuse," said Wayne Pacelle, president and CEO of The Humane Society of the United States. "The 2012 Humane Law Enforcement Award recipients exemplify the best of law enforcement in protecting animals from needless violence and harm, and we are privileged to honor them."

Read details about the 2012 HLEA recipients and their cases »