Investigating animal neglect and cruelty requires training on a wide variety of topics. Our catalogue of resources can help you work smarter, not harder for more effective outcomes for animals in your community.
Resources and Articles
From the Magazine
Through the lens of one hoarding seizure in Mississippi, we look at the phenomenon of hoarding, and explore ways that even smaller shelters can prepare to handle a major case.
The behind-the-scenes legwork put in by the Wilde Puppy Mill Task Force makes dramatic puppy mill rescues possible.
High-tech gear is changing the face of animal control, but is it just "boys and their toys"?
Jill Lancon, director of Marion County Animal Services in Florida, describes the rescue of 126 horses, full size and miniature, in an unusual hoarding case.
Learn how your experience and knowledge may qualify you as an expert witness in criminal cases.
Policies & Programs
The HSUS' Dogfighting Rescue Coalition is dedicated to giving every dog rescued from dogfighting busts a chance at a new life. They depend on shelters and rescue groups who are willing to partner with them and take these dogs into their programs and find proper placements for them.
The Tufts Animal Care and Condition (TACC) Scales were developed in 1997 by Dr. Gary Patronek, with assistance from Lori Donley, MS '97, the Fort Wayne Dept. of Animal Care and Control, and the Law Enforcement Division of the Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals to help cruelty investigators and veterinarians assess cases of animal abuse or neglect that are primarily related to husbandry, as opposed to deliberate acts of cruelty.