Shades of Gray: How to Identify Reportable Cases of Abuse
ANIMAL ABUSE REPORTING, PART II: CASE STUDIES See All Episodes »
Ohio’s new law requiring veterinarians to report suspected companion animal abuse has officially gone into effect. Adhering to its requirements sounds simple, but according to Dr. Allison Lash, medical director at the Cleveland Animal Protective League, there are many shades of gray that can make reporting a complicated matter. In today’s episode, Dr. Lash explains the process of reporting and what comes after and shares examples of real-life cruelty cases she encountered during her career.
- Cat with severe bilateral entropion
- Dog with tumor
- Matted dog
- Matted dog with limb strangulation
- Puppy with demodex
- Puppy with burns
- Dog left in a hot car
- HBC puppy
- Hoarding #1
- Hoarding #2
Dr. Allison Lash is the medical director at the Cleveland Animal Protective League, where she works closely with the humane investigations team.
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