"Until we have the courage to recognize cruelty for what it is, whether its victim is human or animal, we cannot expect things to be much better in this world."-Rachel Carson
This task force was created to be the voice for animals who have none. We need to do better to protect such helpless animals; those who love us unconditionally and only ask that we love and protect them in return. Our goal is to create a network of professionals throughout Fulton County who will work together to efficiently investigate and prosecute animal abuse cases. We want to make sure that not only our law enforcement officers but the general public know what to look for and what to do when they suspect or observe animal abuse. It is very important that these offenders are prosecuted effectively while ensuring that the offender does not reoffend. I am very proud to say we have some of best people on this task force and am excited to get to work. I want to leave you with one quick reminder, if you see something, say something – you are the voice for those who cannot speak. Visit our contact page and send us a message if you suspect animal abuse or call your local law enforcement agency.
-Amanda Nellis, Acting District Attorney for Fulton County, NY
The Fulton County Animal Cruelty Task Force is a multi-agency network to respond to, investigate, and prosecute animal abuse, neglect, and cruelty in Fulton County, New York
Our Purpose is to discuss and report animal crimes and/or situations of animal neglect throughout Fulton County and to utilize the resources available to the team. We also aim to provide education to the community and provide training and support to Law Enforcement and beyond.