By joining together to form an animal cruelty task force in their community, Bernalillo County law enforcement and animal control officers have reduced reported animal cruelty by more than forty percent. The experiences of this compassionate animal abuse task force are both heart-breaking and heart-warming, and present a startling expose of how laws throughout our country have failed to protect America’s animals. These are real-life encounersof an amazingly successful animal cruelty task force who fought for the animals and put their abusers behind bars. This step-by-step training manual presents all the organizational and training information for most communities to easily form their own animal cruelty task force, without additional cost to the taxpayers. A win-win situation.