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Law enforcement trains with Humane Society on animal cruelty investigations

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(Courtesy: Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office) (Courtesy: Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office)

The Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office held a training session on animal cruelty investigation cases Tuesday afternoon. 

The sheriff's office says people in law enforcement, animal control/humane officers, code enforcement and prosecutors attended the class. 

"The main thing is to report it if you see someone who is doing something out of the ordinary, and I'm not talking about just you know, a mild discipline of a dog or a horse, or something along those lines; I'm talking about something that is obviously and clearly abusive to an animal," said Santa Barbara County Sheriff Bill Brown. 

The one-day training covered several topics such as illegal animal abuse, how cruelty cases could be linked to additional charges, how to handle complaints, and more. 

"Given the strong correlation between animal and human abuse and the cruelty involved in animal abuse, successfully reporting, investigating and prosecuting animal abuse is a critical component in keeping Santa Barbara County safe," said Santa Barbara County District Attorney Joyce Dudley. 

Police say when something is out of the ordinary, such as a dog continuously barking as if something is wrong, it shouldn't go unreported or unnoticed. 

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