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ASPCA Animal Cruelty Investigations Workshop

December 6 at 8:00 am - December 7 at 5:00 pm

Calling all Florida law enforcement and humane law enforcement officers! The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, in partnership with Global Forensic and Justice Center, is offering a free in-person training about animal cruelty investigations in Largo, Florida. December 6-7. Space is limited, so sign up now: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/aspca-animal-cruelty-investigations-workshop-tickets-449615129957

This is an in-person training about animal cruelty investigations, offered to law enforcement and humane law enforcement officers.

About this event

This unique hands-on training is pending IAI and NACA approval and will cover:

  • Animal Cruelty and the Link to Other Collateral Crime
  • Handling Animal Crimes, What’s Different and What’s the Same
  • Florida Animal Cruelty Laws and Disposition
  • Types of Animal Cruelty and Key Indicators of Animal Crime
  • 4th Amendment and Drafting Search Warrants
  • Animal Fighting
  • The Veterinarian’s Role in Successful Case Outcomes
  • Specific Considerations in Crime Scene Documentation and the Analysis of Forensic Evidence
  • Animals as Evidence: Documentation and Removal of Live Animal Evidence
  • Participate in mock scene documentation and other hands-on exercises

Speakers Include:

  • Howard Lawrence, Vice President-Humane Law Enforcement, ASPCA
  • Dr. Rachel Touroo, Senior Director-Veterinary Forensic Sciences, ASPCA
  • Terry Mills, Bloodsports Director- Legal Advocacy and Investigations, ASPCA
  • Leigh Anne Wilson, Director of Investigations-Legal Advocacy and Investigations, ASPCA
  • Nathan Zilak, Criminal Practice Counsel, Legal Advocacy and Investigations, ASPCA
  • Dr. Elizabeth Pearlman, Forensic Veterinarian, ASPCA
  • Amanda Fitch, Forensic Analyst-Veterinary Forensic Sciences ASPCA
  • Alison Kennedy-Benson, Forensic Veterinary Technician, ASPCA

Any travel expenses are responsibility of the attendee(s). Please email forensics@fiu.edu with any questions.


Global Forensic and Justice Center
8285 Bryan Dairy Road, Suite 125
Largo, FL 33773 United States
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