Many people are not aware that the ASPCA has two dedicated forensic teams whose jobs are to assist animal control agencies, law enforcement and prosecutors across the United States with suspected cases of animal cruelty. The New York City based team assists the New York City Police Department and the District Attorney’s Offices. The National team is based in Gainesville, FL and assists law enforcement agencies and prosecutors from all across the United States.
The Organization recently announced the opening of the ASPCA Veterinary Forensic Science Center in Gainesville, FL. This facility is the first and only multidisciplinary forensic laboratory in the United States dedicated to animal cruelty casework involving companion and other domestic animals. It is staffed by three Forensic Veterinarians, a Forensic Veterinary Assistant and a Certified Crime Scene Analyst.
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