The Steuben County Sheriff's Office and New York State Humane Association are conducting an “Investigating Animal Cruelty” workshop from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, September 17 at the Steuben County Sheriff's Office, 7007 Rumsey Street, Bath.

The Steuben County Sheriff's Office and New York State Humane Association are conducting an “Investigating Animal Cruelty” workshop from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, September 17 at the Steuben County Sheriff's Office, 7007 Rumsey Street, Bath. Investigating animal cruelty not only involves assisting animals, it also addresses quality of life issues for citizens whose lives are impacted by witnessing the abuse and neglect of animals.
The workshop features expert speakers and topics include: “The Connection Between Animal Abuse and Human Violence,” “Understanding and Using NYS Laws to Investigate Animal Cruelty Complaints,” “Working with Your Veterinarian on Animal Cruelty Cases,” and “Writing and Executing a Search Warrant, Collecting Evidence, and Preparing Your Case for Court.” All the speakers are experienced in the field of animal cruelty. NYSHA has been conducting workshops with police agencies across the state for the past 12 years.
The intended audience includes police officers, humane investigators, animal control officers, probation and parole officers, and CPS and APS staff. If space is available, members of the community who are interested in the topic are invited to attend.
The registration fee is $20 per person and includes materials and a continental breakfast. To register, print a registration form at nyshumane.org, contact the New York State Humane Association, PO Box 3068, Kingston, NY 12402 or call 845-336-4514.
Registrations due by September 13.