Posted: Nov 30, 2010 3:03 PM by Elaine Sheridan
Updated: Nov 30, 2010 3:05 PM
A new nonprofit organization says it is bringing animal welfare investigations to several under-served counties in Colorado.
The new Colorado Humane Society & SPCA says they will work with local law enforcement and government agencies to investigate and prevent the cruelty and neglect of companion animals and horses within the state.
"We are honored to have the opportunity to provide animal cruelty investigations to underserved communities in Colorado," says Duane Adams, Associate Director for the Colorado Humane Society & SPCA. "The need for this service is even greater in these tough economic times."
In August, the Colorado Commission of Agriculture approved three Bureau of Animal Protection agents through the new Colorado Humane Society & SPCA.
These agents will assist local agencies to investigate reports of animal cruelty in the following underserved: Fremont, Bent ,Crowley, Huerfano, Kiowa, Kit Carson, Las Animas, Lincoln, Otero, Phillips, Prowers, Washington, and Yuma counties
"The Bureau of Animal Protection serves as a support mechanism to local law enforcement agencies in conducting animal cruelty and neglect investigations and we are happy to have the Colorado Humane Society & SPCA as partners in that effort," said Dr. Kate Anderson, CDA's bureau of animal protection administrator. "The Department is dedicated to protecting animals within this state and believes this partnership will play an important role in animal welfare investigations."