Sacramento County Increases Focus On Animal Abuse Prosecutions


HE FACES ATTEMPTED SEXUAL ASSAULT, INDECENT EXPOSURE AND IMPERSONATING AN OFFICER. THE COMMUNITY IS SHOCKED AND APPALLED. TAKING STEPS TO DO A BETTER JOB OF GETTING PEOPLE ACCUSED OF ANBLE ABUSE. — ANIMAL ABUSE. CBS 13’S DREW BOLLEA HAS MORE. Reporter: RESEARCH SHOWS FOR IS A LINK AND A CORRELATION BETWEEN ANIMAL ABUSE AND DOMESTIC AND CHILD ABUSE AS WELL. AND NOW THEY ARE TRYING TO PUT AN END TO THAT TREND. GOOD BOY. Reporter: FRIENDLY AND FURRY. GOOD GIRL. Reporter: HER DOGS ARE ALL RESCUES. GOOD GIRL. FOR MORE THAN A DECADE SHE FOSTERED ABOUT 75 ABUSED OR MISTREATED ANIMALS. ANIMALS MAKE YOU FEEL GOOD. Reporter: ALL OF HER ANIMALS COME WITH A TROUBLED BACK STORY OF NEGLECT AND ABUSE. IT IS MORE PREVALENT. FAR MORE EGREGIOUS. Reporter: SHE IS HEADING UP A NEW UNIT, GOING AGAINST CRIMES AGAINST ANIMALS. THOSE CRIMES CORRELATE TO VIOLENCE AGAINST PEOPLE. ANIMAL ABUSE ARE IN 88% OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AND CHILD ABUSE VIOLATIONS. THE GUNMAN WHO KILLED 26 PEOPLE AT A TEXAS CHURCH WAS CHARGED WITH BEATING A DOG. THE COMMUNITY IS SHOCKED AND APPALLED AT THESE THINGS. Reporter: THE NEW UNITT WILL ALLOW LAW ENFORCEMENT TO LOCATE OFFENDERS AND PROSECUTE THEM. THEY REQUIRE THAT TYPE — THAT LEVEL OF INVESTIGATION SKILL. Reporter: A STEP FORWARD FOR THE PROSECUTION OF ANIMALS AND POTENTIALLY PEOPLE TOO. IN ORDER FOR THE DISTRICT ATTORNEY’S OFFICE STAFF TO DO THEIR JOB THEY NEED HELP FROM THE PUBLIC. THEY ARE ENCOURAGING ANYONE WHO MAY WITNESS VIOLENCE AGAINST ANIMALS TO CALL 911 AND MAKE A REPORT. THEN THEY CAN PROSECUTE.

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