Sheriff James Moore Selected for National Council on Animal Protection
(August 14, 2013)—Kemper County Sheriff James Moore has been selected for the newly formed National Law Enforcement Council of The Humane Society of the United States. The council brings together outstanding current and former law enforcement officers and prosecutors from across the country to assist the organization in its efforts to strengthen and better enforce laws to protect animals from illegal animal cruelty.
Sheriff Moore was chosen for the council because of his commitment to protect animals from illegal animal cruelty in Kemper County, and his desire to want to do more for animals across the state. In 2010, because of Sheriff Moore’s leadership, more than 160 animals were rescued in Kemper County from one of the worst hoarding situations ever seen by HSUS. Since that time, Sheriff Moore has been instrumental in pursuing numerous crimes against animals. He also hopes to bring a shelter to the county.
As the council engages in improving the enforcement and passage of animal cruelty laws, member contributions may include supporting state and federal legislation, promoting animal protection training opportunities for local law enforcement, and raising awareness of The HSUS’ rewards, tip lines, and other resources for animal cruelty and fighting.
Lydia Sattler, Mississippi state director for The HSUS, said: “We are honored Sheriff Moore has joined The HSUS Law Enforcement Council to combat animal cruelty and fighting in Mississippi. He is truly committed to protecting animals from illegal cruelty and we couldn’t have a better partner in this important cause.”
More on The HSUS:
- The Humane Society of the United States, the nation’s largest animal protection organization, is dedicated to fighting all forms of illegal animal cruelty. It works collaboratively with local law enforcement by providing expert, financial, and field assistance to combat animal fighting, hoarders, puppy mills, and other abuse and neglect situations.
- The HSUS offers a reward up to a $5,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of persons involved in dogfighting or cockfighting, acts of extreme animal cruelty, and persons operating puppy mills–commercial dog breeding operations that violate state cruelty laws.
- The HSUS offers workshops designed specifically to provide support and training for law enforcement professionals on topics such as animal cruelty and animal fighting investigation and prosecution, bite prevention for law enforcement and first responders, and many others.