Number of animal abuse cases rising in Nassau

Nassau District Attorney Kathleen Rice says there has been a dramatic increase in arrests for animal abuse in the county since the creation of the

WOODBURY - Nassau District Attorney Kathleen Rice says there has been a dramatic increase in arrests for animal abuse in the county since the creation of the Animal Cruelty Unit. Rice's office has prosecuted 16 abuse cases concerning starving and mistreated pets over the past year.Prior to that, the district attorney's office only handled about two animal cruelty cases a year.

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