Investigating and Prosecuting Animal Abuse is a guidebook on safer communities, safer families, and being an effective voice for animal victims. Peer reviewed by  Diane Balkin, Animal Legal Defense Fund Senior Staff Attorney, this guidebook serves to equip prosecutors with the tools that they need to effectively respond to complaints, gather evidence, take cases to trial, and ensure meaningful sentences for animal abusers.

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