2015-07-29 / Front Page

Cops: Report Animal Abuse On CrimeStoppers Hotline

By LIZ GOFF
City police and ASPCA officials last week announced a new lifeline for abused animals.

Officials said anyone wanting to report animal abuse in their neighborhood can call the CrimeStoppers HOTLINE to report the abuse.

ASPCA officials said the public can “stop dangerous criminals and give animal victims a better chance to survive” by reporting animal abuse on the highly successful NYPD “TIPS” hotline.

“A program like CrimeStoppers will be an invaluable tool to help the NYPD to solve animal cruelty and bring perpetrators to justice,” ASPCA CEO Matthew Bershadker said.

Police Commissioner Bill Bratton said the CrimeStoppers Hotline provides “a way for the public to work with the NYPD to keep their neighborhood safe.
”Violence has no place in our city, whether it’s committed against a person or an animal,” Bratton said.

The CrimeStoppers HOTLINE is now offering a reward of up to $2,500 for information leading to arrests and indictments in animal cruelty cases throughout New York City, police officials said. The program is an extension of the partnership established last year between the ASPCA and the NYPD that gave police power to respond to animal abuse complaints – and to investigate individuals who abuse helpless animals.

To report suspected animal abuse in Queens, call the CrimeStoppers HOTLINE at 1-800-577-TIPS or click on www.nypdcrimestoppers.com. All calls are kept strictly confidential.

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