Albany, N.Y. (AP) – Police and animal care specialists are getting special training on how to investigate cases of animal abuse.
The New York State Police and New York State Humane Association are sponsoring the one-day workshop Tuesday at the state police academy in Albany.
Speakers are all experienced in the field of animal cruelty. They include veterinarian Holly Cheever and retired New York State Police investigator Sue McDonough.
Police, humane officials and animal control officers will learn more about state laws that pertain to animal cruelty and how to effectively investigate complaints.
Police say recent cases including more than 100 cats found in a Saratoga County homes and a dog found duct-taped on the side of a rural road show the need for training.