The Humane Society of the United States teamed up with Vermont
groups to provide Animal Cruelty Investigation Training at
Forget-Me-Not Farm in Tinmouth, Vt. Friday, Sept. 28 from 8:30 a.m.
to 4:30 p.m. The workshop included mock crime scenes to simulate
The hands-on workshop was put on in cooperation with the Vermont
Humane Federation and the Vermont Criminal Justice Training Council
as part of a series of three day-long workshops on animal cruelty
investigation conducted every September at the Vermont Police
Academy. Participants used the skills and techniques learned in the
classroom in a real-life setting. Forget-me-Not Farm hosted the
training. Some of the mock crime scenes involved large animals and
a puppy mill operation.
Joanne Bourbeau, Northeastern regional director for The Humane
Society of the United States, Dr. Janet Carini, D.V.M., owner,
Rutland Veterinary Clinic at Castleton, Melody Squier, owner and
operator, Forget Me Not Farm and TJ Anderson, training and
curriculum development coordinator at the Vermont Criminal Justice
Training Council lead this workshop.