The Harris County District Attorney’s Office is devoted not only to prosecuting animal cruelty offenders, but also in combatting animal cruelty through prevention and education. Assistant District Attorney and Animal Cruelty Specialist Jessica Macklin Milligan recently created a new program called HOPE (Helping Our Pets through Education). HOPE is designed to educate elementary school aged children on how to properly care for their pets and to understand the consequences of animal cruelty, dog fighting and cockfighting. The goal of this program is to instill empathy in our young people, to teach students how to recognize animal abuse, and to show them what they can do to stop it. Topics of this webinar will include:
This webinar is beneficial for prosecutors who frequently work on animal cruelty cases or those that plan to start some form of public outreach, as well as those involved that care for victim animals or support cruelty prosecutions.