Last week, the American Humanitarian Society presented the Muscatine County Sheriff’s Office with its 2022 Humanitarian Law Enforcement Awards.
The award comes several years after the Muscatine County Sheriff’s Office was filled with examples of effectively, safely, and successfully handling numerous large-scale animal hoarding and animal cruelty incidents in the county. I was. Through their efforts, the Muscatine County Sheriff’s Office has been able to close these animal cruelty cases and save the lives of many cats and dogs.
At the award ceremony, Iowa Director of the Humane Society of America, Preston Moore, thanked Muscatine County Sheriff’s Office officials for their service in these specific animal-related cases.
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“We have been delighted to work closely with the residents of Muscatine County over the last few years,” said Moore. “From our initial interactions with the Muscatine County Sheriff’s Office, it was clear that the agency takes animal welfare seriously. Muscatine County residents, including animals, are safer thanks to their efforts. It is
Iowa State Representative Bobby Kaufman shared similar sentiments, congratulating the Muscatine County Sheriff’s Office on receiving the award.
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“Passage of 2020 Animal Cruelty Code Upgrades Designed to Give Iowa Law Enforcement and Prosecutors the Tools They Need to Fight the Most Serious Animal Cruelty Cases — Muscatine County Sheriff The office is taking action to put these tools to good use and protect people and their pets across our state,” Kaufman said. “We thank these individuals for keeping Muscatine County safe every day, and we are delighted that they are being recognized for their work.”
Muscatine County Sheriff Quinn Reese said there are many other animal-focused institutions in Muscatine County, such as the Muscatine Humane Society, Muscatine Veterinary Hospital, Riverside Animal Hospital, Muscatine Animal Control, and Village Animal Rescue. , thanked the Muscatine community. The College Veterinary Technician Program and the Muscatine County Attorney’s Office for assisting him and his officers in these animal cruelty cases.
“These types of cases add a significant amount of work after the fact. Agents and detectives may not have the specific skill sets, time, or facilities to handle,” Riess said. “These cases are classic examples of multiple disciplines working together to achieve a common goal. ) would have been much more difficult to draw conclusions from.”
In response to the news, Meagan Koehler, founder of It Takes A Village Rescue and Resources, issued her own statement regarding it, praising the sheriff’s office for its good work and linking her rescue to it. confirmed.
“Our sheriffs and their agents have helped usher in much-needed cultural change regarding the humane treatment of companion animals in Muscatine County,” Koehler said. “We are proud to work with them and appreciate their service to our county.”