State Attorney Bill Gladson has created an Animal Cruelty Task Force for the Fifth Judicial Circuit as well as an animal cruelty unit within the State Attorney’s Office. The task force will coordinate efforts by local law enforcement agencies, county animal services, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, and the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine to investigate and prosecute incidents of animal cruelty. Members of the community will serve a key role by reporting suspected animal neglect or abuse. And the animal cruelty unit, made up of attorneys with relevant expertise, will seek justice for animal victims.
“My office is committed to aggressively prosecuting animal cruelty cases, and I am grateful for the team which shares our commitment,” said State Attorney Gladson. “The reach of these crimes goes beyond harm to innocent animals; these criminals pose a risk to the entire community.”
Fifth Judicial Circuit Establishes Animal Cruelty Task Force, https://www.sao5.org/Fifth-Judicial-Circuit-Establishes-Animal-Cruelty-Task-Force-1-15750.html