Animal Crimes Conference

When:
October 14, 2017 @ 8:30 am – 12:30 pm
2017-10-14T08:30:00-04:00
2017-10-14T12:30:00-04:00
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Animal Crimes Investigation and Prosecution: An Inside Look

October 14, 2017 @ 8:30 am – 12:30 pm
Nazareth College Arts Center
Peace Theatre
4245 East Avenue
Rochester, NY 14618

Pets can’t speak up for themselves; so when the worst happens, it’s up to us to lead the fight against animal cruelty. Law enforcement, veterinarians, and judicial experts work together every day to hold those who abuse animals accountable for their crimes. It’s a complex and collaborative system, and we’re providing an inside look.

Learn from our local experts in the field about New York State laws and the process of investigating and prosecuting animal crimes. Through the exploration of two real animal crimes cases, you’ll get an inside look at how reports of animal cruelty are investigated with an insight into evidence collection and veterinary forensics. Then you’ll hear about how law enforcement works with the district attorney’s office to prosecute the crime, while a judge will provide their perspective on considerations during a trial.

This conference will provide valuable information for animal advocates, allied professionals, and concerned community members alike.

Online registration is now closed. You may still
register at the event starting at 8:30 a.m.
Speakers:

Agenda:

8:30 – 9:00 a.m. Registration
Continental Breakfast and Networking
9:00 – 9:45 a.m. Keynote: A Multi-Disciplinary Perspective on Animal Cruelty
Hon. Richard Healy, 7th Judicial District, Wayne County Court
9:45 – 10:30 a.m. Animal Crimes 101: Laws of New York State
Reno DiDomenico, Director of Law Enforcement, Lollypop Farm, Humane Society of Greater Rochester
10:30 – 10:45 a.m. Break

 

10:45 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Case Studies

Moderator: Alice Calabrese, CAWA, President and CEO, Lollypop Farm, Humane Society of Greater Rochester

Panelists:

Sandra Doorley, Monroe County District Attorney

Hon. Richard Healy, 7th Judicial District, Wayne County Court

Sheriff Patrick O’Flynn, Monroe County Sheriff’s Office

Dr. Cristina Cadavieco, Medical Director, Lollypop Farm, Humane Society of Greater Rochester

Reno DiDomenico, Director of Law Enforcement, Lollypop Farm, Humane Society of Greater Rochester

 

12:00 – 12:30 p.m. How Can You Help? Reporting Suspected Cruelty

Reno DiDomenico, Director of Law Enforcement, Lollypop Farm, Humane Society of Greater Rochester

Alice Calabrese, CAWA, President and CEO, Lollypop Farm, Humane Society of Greater Rochester

 

Online registration is now closed. You may still
register at the event starting at 8:30 a.m.