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Chatham program educates about animal cruelty

Jul 09, 2015 12:03 am
David Lee in The Columbia Paper reports that 66 New York State Police, and deputy sheriffs from several counties, and local animal control officers attended the second annual Investigating Equine Cruelty and Neglect workshop in June in Old Chatham. The Balanced Innovative Teaching Strategies, Inc. (BITS) of Little Brook Farm hosted the workshop to inform local authorities about animal cruelty issues. Law enforcement was told about tell-tale signs to look for. Steve Naile, one of eight veterinarians with OakenCroft Equine Clinic of Ravena said that chewed trees may be an indicator of an underfed animal but it may also be just an indication of boredom. “It must be looked at as a part of an overall circumstance,” Naile said. Read the full story in The Columbia Paper.
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