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Animal cruelty investigator

Animal Cruelty Investigator

By: Annamae Nichole Prentiss

Animals are people too

Animals Are People Too

Help them be safe from individuals who abuse and neglect them. Become an Animal Cruelty Investigator or just look out for animals and you will be a hero in that Animals eyes Enjoy this presentation. If you have any questions what so ever then check out the websites on the works cited page.

What is a animal cruelty investigator

What is a Animal Cruelty Investigator?

  • An animal cruelty investigator is:

    • Part of a special task force that works to detect animal abuse and make sure the perpetrators pay for their crimes

    • They follow up on reports of animal abuse, remove animals from dangerous situations and collect evidence for potential prosecution of the owners in court



  • Valid drivers license

  • Good driving record

  • College level courses in psychology and sociology

  • Knowledge of the abuse laws in your state

  • Familiarity with law enforcement procedures

More requirements

More Requirements:

  • Be able to communicate orally and in writing

  • Be able to work as part of a team

  • Be good with animals

  • Need to know how to deal with scared and/or traumatized animals



  • Take college courses in: psychology and sociology (since you will be working with people and also trying to understand motives behind the abuse of the animals)

  • Study natural sciences and criminal justice



This is a fantastic career however you will be exposed to harsh realities associated with animal cruelty. It takes emotional strength to accept that not every animal makes it. But it is a great reward to know that if the animal passed they passed in a safer environment and if they live then you know that they are being loved by a good owner.



  • Some colleges now offer special courses on animal cruelty investigation

  • University of Missouri Extension(has a special class just for this)

Some places of employment

Some Places of Employment:

  • ANIMAL SERVICES OFFICERCity of Mission Viejo, California

  • Animal Control OfficerGalveston County Health DistrictLa Marque, Texas

  • ANIMAL CONTROL OFFICER IISeattle, Washington



  • Salaries vary depending on experience, responsibilities, and cost of living in your area

  • Average salary is $31,000 per year

  • Higher salaries are common for those who investigate animal cruelty as a law enforcement officer

Job opening

Job Opening

  • Job openings for animal care and service workers is expected to grow 19% over the 2006 to 2016 decade.

  • This profession will more than likely always be around because animals need a voice!



  • ASPCA:

    • Health & Wellness: medical, dental, vision, flexible spending accounts for health and dependent care, wellness

    • Compensation: paid time off, company holidays, sick leave, personnel leave

    • FUN: Halloween take your dog to work day, company picnic, annual holiday party

Benefits cont

Benefits (cont…)

  • Most jobs in this career offer benefits similar to the ASPCA

  • Also employees have first hand opportunities to adopt rescued animals if they find one that is perfect for them

  • Employees are able to see an abused animal become well and get a loving family

Animal cruelty investigator


  • Once an ignored area of the law, animal cruelty is now considered a good indicator of future criminal activity against humans and penalized harshly by the law.

Animal cruelty investigator

You can make a difference

No matter how short, Skinny,

Fat or tall you are. You can

Save a precious little animal.

Clips of animal rescues adoptions 3 enjoy

Clips of Animal Rescues & Adoptions<3: Enjoy






Websites with info

Websites with info:





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