Governor Signs Bill to Make it Easier for HV Humane Society to add Peace Officers

The governor signed legislation recently that will make it easier for the Hudson Valley Humane Society to add volunteer SPCA Peace Officers to its Law Enforcement Division by eliminating a Rockland County residency requirement. SPCA Peace Officers are certified by the state to work with law enforcement to investigate and help prosecute acts of animal cruelty, abuse, and neglect. The Society has had difficulty finding people in Rockland who want to serve as SPCA Peace Officers, and president Ann Marie Gaudio says this law will help them help area animals…

Audio: Ann Marie Gaudio

The bill’s senate sponsor, Rockland State Senator David Carlucci, says animals are too often crime victims and the perps often escape justice…

Audio: David Carlucci

To report acts of animal cruelty, call the Humane Society at 845-354-3124 or send an email to:

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