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Ashley Mauceri

Manager of Animal Cruelty Investigations, Animal Rescue Team

The Humane Society of the United States

Ashley Mauceri and Montana hoarding rescue dog

Paul Ruhter/Billings Gazette

Ashley Mauceri is the Manager of Animal Cruelty Issues for the Animal Rescue Team.

Mauceri started working at The HSUS part-time in 2007 while she was in graduate school, helping to coordinate law enforcement trainings as part of the End Animal Cruelty and Fighting campaign.

Her talent for public outreach and dedication to animals quickly earned her a full-time position, which she describes as her "dream job." 

As the primary responder to animal cruelty inquiries from the public, Mauceri uses her wealth of knowledge about animal cruelty laws [PDF] and field experience in animal rescue to help resolve cruelty cases. She works alongside private citizens, as well as local law enforcement officials, to resolve cases ranging from chronic, protracted abuse (such as animal neglect or hoarding) to situations involving direct violence against animals.

Mauceri's main focus is empowering the public to stop animal abuse within their own communities. She does this by providing local citizens with the resources they need, including the specifics of local animal cruelty laws and contacts with the appropriate local agencies.

Her speciality is advising local law enforcement, particularly those who lack experience with animal abuse cases, to build strong cases and ultimately acheive the release of animals from abusive situations.

Mauceri recieved a master's degree in sociology from George Washington University and currently resides in Maryland with her two rescued pitbull-type dogs, Bella and Tonka.

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