NCOVAA Presents Crimes Against Canines: Animal Cruelty from a NIBRS perspective
A recent decision by the FBI means animal cruelty crimes will be included in the UCR-NIBRS. Dr. Smith-Blackmore will illustrate how law enforcement can work with a veterinarian to successfully document cases of non-accidental injuries in dogs. Cases presented will include examples of simple/gross neglect; intentional abuse and torture; organized abuse; and animal sexual abuse in dogs, the four categories of reporting. To register for this free event, go to: http://www.ncovaa.org/event-1874691
We consider for consultation requests or referrals from: law enforcement in cases suspected of criminal abuse; animal control officers in cases of unknown cause of harm or death; veterinarians seeking second opinions; and attorneys who have accepted cases for potential civil litigation.
Unfortunately, we do not have the capacity to accept the volume of case inquiries that come in from individuals. Your local veterinarian or veterinary school department of pathology should be able to assist in many cases and your local humane society, animal welfare organization or animal control officer may be able to make a referral to an appropriate resource.
If you are an animal control officer, peace officer, DPW worker or veterinarian in Massachusetts with a "Dog Doe" with injuries, please contact us by clicking here.