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Enforcement of New Jersey's animal-cruelty laws will be passed off to police. Photography ©PeterHermesFurian| Getty Images.

Police Will Now Handle Animal Abuse in N.J.

Animal cruelty cases used to be handled by the New Jersey Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. N.J. police will handle these cases from now on.

Jackie Brown  |  Sep 10th 2018


A new law will turn over enforcement of New Jersey’s animal-cruelty laws to county prosecutors and municipal police departments.

In the past, animal cruelty cases were handled by the New Jersey Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals and the county SPCAs.

In the months leading up to the change, police departments were hustling to appoint humane law enforcement officers to develop training for those officers.

Thumbnail: Photography ©PeterHermesFurian| Getty Images.

Jackie Brown is a freelance writer from Southern California who specializes in the pet industry. Reach her at jackiebrownwriter.wordpress.com.

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