Animals are arguably the most defenseless of all victims. This training will cover the many aspects of animal cruelty from identification of crimes to developing and prosecuting cases. Crimes ranging from physical abuse, hoarding, and blood sports will be examined in-depth. First responders, detectives and anyone interested in forming partnerships and identifying available resources for the protection of animals should attend this training.
The instructors are:
*Dr. Amy M. Raines, DVM, MS- County of Los Angeles, Department of Animal Control
*Detective ll Molly Beall-Los Angeles Police Department, Detective Support & Vice Division Animal Cruelty
*Kimberly Abourezk – Deputy District Attorney, Animal Cruelty Case Coordinator, LA County DA’s Office
*Detective Robert Ferrell – Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, CPB Antelope Valley/Palmdale Area-Blood Sports, Cockfighting & Dog Fighting.
*Sergeant Rachel Montez-Kemp – Los Angeles County Animal Care and Control, Major Case Unit
*Harold Holmes – Executive Assistant, Los Angeles County Animal Care and Control