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
HSUS New England Regional Director Joanne Bourbeau talks about the goals and accomplishments of the Vermont Animal Cruelty Task Force.
In Ontario, a humane society collaborates with a child welfare agency on a cross-reporting project.
Law enforcement officers who need to learn more about investigating cruelty cases will find a new training video a valuable tool.
An interview with Captain Ken Beauregard of the San Diego Humane Society & SPCA, which last year conducted the largest cockfighting bust in U.S. history.
In Kansas City, Kansas, new program teaches first-time offenders the ABCs of responsible pet ownership.
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.