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 GERL on ATLANTA'S FOX 5 NEWS
Equine Cruelty Training in Cobb County
(By: Kaitlyn Pratt)
It hurts to look at Dora the horse, impounded, the Department of Agriculture officials say, by an unfit owner. She's being used as an example for local law enforcement and animal control officers. The Department of Ag and Georgia Equine Rescue League are teaming up to teach first responders what to look for. Jutting ribs, open sores like Dora has.
   "Counties have the teeth for prosecution that the state does not have," explains Patty Livingston, Georgia Equine Rescue League President. "So if we work together, we can do more for prosecuting, since you can't fix it with rescue today." She and representatives from local agencies are meeting in Cobb County, where a new animal cruelty investigator position was just created. "We see cruelty, fighting, neglect cases," says Detective Steve Hammond. Sometimes, police say, the cases show a troubling pattern of behavior extending beyond the animal:  "It generally leads to other crimes. Elder abuse, child abuse, domestic abuse."


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