A reliable relationship with your local law enforcement can be an asset to your organization and to the animals that need your help. Learn about necessary procedures and consult with law enforcement before initiating any legal action or personal intervention.
US State Animal Protection Laws Rankings (2021)
ALDF ranking and analysis of state animal protection laws.
Sample Documents for Cruelty Cases
CourtSystem allows you to search public records for legal information.
Habitat for Horses – Seizures
(Jerry Finch, President, Habitat for Horses)
Working With Law Enforcement to Improve Equine Welfare
(Melanie L. Higdon, Hidden Springs Horse Rescue)
Michigan Animal Law Center
Research animal legislation and cases that set the precedent.
National Animal Care & Control Association (NACA)
Collection of resources and state directory of animal control organizations. Paid membership to gain access to webinars and professional development.
Animal Abuse Cases
National District Attorneys Association webinar collection about prosecuting animal abuse.