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August 15, 2013

Resources for Law Enforcement

How The HSUS can help with your cases

  • Janette Reever is our deputy manager of animal fighting investigations. The HSUS

  • The HSUS's Mobile Crimes Unit lab helps with forensics. The HSUS

  • Adam Parascandola is our director of animal cruelty investigations. The HSUS

  • Ashley Mauceri is our deputy manager of animal cruelty investigations. Billings Gazette

  • Chris Schindler is our manager of animal fighting investigations. The HSUS

The Animal Rescue Team has a long and successful track record with prosecutors, judges, and law enforcement.

Law enforcement agencies across the country call upon us to assist with the invesigation and prosecution of every type of animal abuse—from individual situations of neglect and abuse, to cockfighting or dogfighting operations, to abusive, illegal puppy mill operations, to large-scale animal cruelty situations like animal hoarding

Beginning with behind-the-scenes evidence collection, our involvement continues with the hands-on rescue, sheltering, and eventual placement of abused animals. We also have the nation's leading experts on animal cruelty issues, and we can assist in cases of all sizes, providing guidance, resources, and financial support. With decades of successful prosecutions under our belt, The HSUS is dedicated to seeing each criminal case through from its inception to resolution.

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Resources
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Our team of experts

We have the nation's leading experts on investigating illegal animal cruelty, animal fighting, and puppy mills to advise you.

Our fully equipped response team can help seize and care for animals.

Resources

Animal cruelty laws, suspected dogfighters

Rewards and tip lines

Crimes lab, vet care, and placement services

Training classes

Forms

For Prosecutors: Winning Your Case

Prosecutors are the key to ensuring that the criminals who abuse animals are punished. Our experienced staff can give advise on your case, lead seminars, train prosecutors on cruelty work, provide expert witnesses, and help you network with other prosecutors.

Testimonials

It is difficult for me to put into words the emotional praise that I have for all of the staff that has come to our community to help … We did not have the resources or expertise to even begin to handle this case. Your personnel totally impressed all of my staff and the prosecutor's office by demonstrating the highest level of professionalism, knowledge and expertise, and true compassion to these abused dogs.
— Benton County, Wash., Sheriff Larry D. Taylor

The assistance provided by your personnel was instrumental in identifying items that are used in cockfighting, in light of our limited experience in dealing with and exposure to cockfighting. Your agency personnel assisted in securing the birds and ensuring that they were cared for after being seized. The personnel, who traveled more than 500 miles to assist in this endeavor, were quite enthusiastic in providing assistance. I would like to express my deepest gratitude and appreciation in the help that your agency has provided.

Steven G. James of the New York State Police

There is no way that we could have undertaken an investigation of this magnitude without the help of The HSUS. They brought in personnel and resources that we didn't have access to, and their assistance was a tremendous help to us in this case.
— Houston County, Ala., Sheriff Andy Hughes

Contact us

If your question is not answered above, please contact us at (202) 452-1100 or one of the following:

Dogfighting and cockfighting: Chris Schindler
Puppy mills: Tia Pope
Other cruelty: Ashley Mauceri

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