A few weeks back, our sister organization, the New York State Animal Protection Federation and its Division of Animal Cruelty Law Enforcement received a request from the Humane Society of the United States. HSUS was working with a well-established downstate law enforcement agency to help coordinate the emergency placement of five dogs seized through an ongoing animal fighting investigation. Three of the Fed’smembers got involved to create a pathway to safety for these dogs. The dogs can’t remain in the county they came from because of the criminal nature of the case they were involved in. This is the first time the Fed and its Animal Cruelty Law Enforcement division has partnered in a project like this. Our combined goal is to continue to build effective partnerships with law enforcement agencies across the state.