From: “Jane Osborn”
Date: Thu, 26 May 2011 23:21:09 -0400
Subject: criminal issues
Here is what I just sent to the Sheriff’s office by email:I wanted to ask if someone who witnessed the alleged abuse of animals at the Lowndes County Animal Shelter has to make a direct report to law enforcement for an investigation to be started or if second-hand information from the media would be good enough. I will include a link to a video of the testimony of a shelter officer at the Lowndes County Commission meeting this week. I am under the impression that animal abuse is a criminal offense and that just having these reports go to the Department of Agriculture will only result in a fine for the shelter, not resolution of possible criminal wrongdoing.If the commissioners will not handle this, perhaps law enforcement will. Jane
Please let me know if it is possible for a criminal investigation can be started to find out the truth about allegations of animal cruelty and abuse.
Thank you. Jane Osborn
Jane F. Osborn, MSSW
This came in to the submission address Thursday. More in this topic and this VDT story. -jsq