Online Resources for Prosecutors and Law Enforcement
The Animal Legal Defense Fund’s Criminal Justice Program provides free legal assistance to prosecutors, law enforcement, and veterinarians handling animal cruelty cases.
In addition to the online resources below, prosecutors can contact the Criminal Justice Program for Jury Instructions and Voir Dire questions.
Animal Legal Defense Fund Will Seek Justice for Abused Horse in Oregon’s Highest CourtFollowing the dismissal of Justice’s case upheld on appeal, the Animal Legal Defense Fund continues to seek accountability under the law.September 1, 2022 Press Release
Washington State Supreme Court Rules Animal Cruelty Can Be a Crime of Domestic ViolenceOn February 8, 2022, the Washington State Supreme Court issued a decision in the case State v. Charmarke Abdi-Issa, holding that animal cruelty could be designated a crime of domestic violence, and that an animal’s guardian could be considered a victim of the crime.March 9, 2022 News
Winter Weather Advisory: Keep Animals Safe and Warm This WinterThe Animal Legal Defense Fund, the nation’s leading legal advocacy organization for animals, has tips for how you can make sure your companion animals sail through even the worst weather winter has to offer.