On February 10, 2019, in Richmond, Virginia, a dog was doused in accelerant, tied to a fence and set on fire. The dog, named Tommie by his rescuers, became the center of an intense felony animal cruelty investigation that resulted in the arrest and conviction of the perpetrator of this horrific crime. We’ll look at various aspects of the case including the overwhelming support of an entire community and nation; round the clock medical care provided; collaboration of Richmond Animal Care and Control (RACC) staff, volunteers, advocates and RACC Foundation members; HSUS, community and other supportive events and fundraisers; and management of the emotional and physical challenges involved. We all worked together to navigate exceptionally difficult circumstances and so can you.
- Robert Leinberger | Animal Control Supervisor, Richmond Animal Care and Control
Saturday, May 9 | 10:30 to 11:30am In the Field Standard