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Amarillo Animal Management and Welfare to Host School

Amarillo Animal Management & Welfare will be hosting an animal cruelty investigations school, this week.

The City announced today that AAM&W will be hosting the school. The National Animal Cruelty Investigations School, an extension of the University of Missouri, will aid investigations into animal cruelty claims.

The program will help aid local law enforcement officers, animal control officers and anyone else interested in the investigation of animal cruelty cases. Covered topics will include high volume breeders, body condition scoring, and crime scene investigations.

In a press release, AAM&W Director Richard Havens responded positively to the school's training in Amarillo.

"Continuing education opportunities for animal welfare investigators like this enable these professionals to gain valuable skills that they can then utilize to further protect animals in the community," Havens said. "I’m proud AAM&W can partner with Randall County and offer this kind of training to hopefully prevent animal cruelty cases."

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