Animal Legal Defense Fund

Written by on July 13, 2014 in Legal resources

 
ALDF’s “Dogs in Hot Cars” campaign has developed an amazing database that will instantly link you to:

  • Information on the laws concerning dogs in hot cars in your city/state
  • Contact information for your local news media
  • Contact information for your state and federal representatives

See it all here.

Here’s more information about the ALDF (copied and pasted from the official ALDF description):

“ALDF’s Criminal Justice Program is staffed by attorneys, including former prosecutors, with expertise in animal protection law. Our attorneys provide free legal assistance to prosecutors and law enforcement agencies to ensure that state criminal anti-cruelty statutes are vigorously enforced and that those convicted of animal cruelty and neglect receive appropriate sentences. We work with state legislators to enact felony anti-cruelty statutes in states that do not yet have them and to upgrade existing laws in states that do. The Criminal Justice Program also maintains a nationwide database of animal cruelty cases and current and model animal protection laws available to prosecutors, legislators and researchers.

“ALDF declared war on cruelty in 1994, launching a nationwide campaign for stiffer laws and, more vigorous prosecution of animal abusers, and making available the tools to win convictions and appropriate sentences for those found guilty of mistreating animals.

“District attorney and law enforcement offices too often lack the resources or the special expertise needed to prosecute criminal abuse cases.”

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About the Author

About the Author: My name is Jon Sutz. I am a dog-loving multimedia graphic designer, writer and creative consultant, in Charlottesville, VA (bio). But the most important, joyous job I've ever had, was as "dad" to Shayna, the miracle dog who helped to save my life after 9/11, and about whom I wrote my first book, "Saved By Shayna: Life Lessons From A Miracle Dog." Learn more about Shayna at her website. In tribute to Shayna, I developed HeatKills.org to help raise awareness of the dangers of leaving one's dog in a hot car. .

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