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March 10, 2010



I agree 100% that animal control belongs under the police department rather than public works. It's just what is best to ensure that cases of animal abuse are more easily recognized and can be prosecuted.
Furthermore, on a similar note, I would love to see Virginia introduce legislation similar to what is being pushed in California - that of creating an animal cruelty registry (similar to how sex offenders are tracked). You can learn more about that here:,8599,1969346,00.html


The State of Virginia has acknowledged the seriousness of animal fighting and deemed it a felony. The fact is that animal neglect and abuse is often a precurser to or a strong indicator of domestic abuse and neglect. Given just these two points alone, it is absolutely a "no-brainer" to place Richmond Animal Care and Control under the RPD as it should be.

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