TPD receiving animal cruelty training from Toledo Area Humane S - News, Weather, Sports, Toledo, OH

TPD receiving animal cruelty training from Toledo Area Humane Society

( Toledo Police officers are committed to helping their cruelty investigators providing backup in possibly unsafe situations.) ( Toledo Police officers are committed to helping their cruelty investigators providing backup in possibly unsafe situations.)
TOLEDO, OH (WTOL) -

Toledo Police officers are doing what they can to familiarize themselves with the signs of animal cruelty.

Two cases of animal cruelty in the Toledo area recently that have gotten a lot of attention; the 3-month-old puppy who was allegedly kicked to death and a pitbull mix who's owners deprived the dog of necessary food, water and vet treatment.

This training is an effort to be able to prevent cases like these.

Thursday night, Toledo Area Humane Society President  and CEO Stephen Heaven trained Toledo Police officers on how to spot the signs to know when an animal is in trouble.

This is a part of the 2018 in service training for the officers. He’s doing a total of 20 sessions with the department.

“The goal is to raise awareness of the state statute ORC 959 (animal cruelty law) and better identify cruelty situations they may come across during the normal course of their duties, especially when they are in domestic abuse situations,” said Heaven.

In return, Toledo Police officers are committed to helping their cruelty investigators providing backup in possibly unsafe situations.

“We are now working very closely with the TPD Community Service Department, where Sgt. Cashen has provided invaluable support to our investigators, providing back-up when they are in some of the less safe areas in Toledo, assisting with search warrants and even helping us by taking cruelty calls during extreme weather conditions, when we get inundated,” said Heaven.

Heaven said he doesn’t think cruelty cases are on the rise in the area, but believes they are doing a better job reporting them.

Toledo Police officers said they are glad to learn more about this heart-wrenching topic.

“It's just about sharing knowledge, and sharing their expertise and having increased dialogue and just partnering with the area humane society,” said Lieutenant Kevan Toney, the Toledo Police Spokesperson.

By the time the training is done, every Toledo Police officer will be trained on the topic.

Copyright 2018 WTOL. All rights reserved.

  • Headlines from Lucas, Wood, Ottawa, Fulton & Monroe CountiesNewsMore>>

  • In Case You Missed It: Saturday Morning WTOL Interviews - August 18, 2018

    In Case You Missed It: Saturday Morning WTOL Interviews - August 18, 2018

    Saturday, August 18 2018 10:09 AM EDT2018-08-18 14:09:47 GMT
    (Source: WTOL)(Source: WTOL)
    (Source: WTOL)(Source: WTOL)
    Here is a list of the interviews from August 4, 2018 on WTOL 11 Your Morning: Toledo Zoo Stroller Safari: Education Manager Nicole Syrek invites parents and children to break out the stroller and explore the zoo to learn fun animal facts. Red Line Circuit Training Jason Mercurio, Toledo firefighter and owner of Red Line Circuit Training, talks about how you can stay in shape with a 30-minute, 3-round circuit that targets all muscle groups. Glass City Donut Festival Commu...More >>
    Here is a list of the interviews from August 4, 2018 on WTOL 11 Your Morning: Toledo Zoo Stroller Safari: Education Manager Nicole Syrek invites parents and children to break out the stroller and explore the zoo to learn fun animal facts. Red Line Circuit Training Jason Mercurio, Toledo firefighter and owner of Red Line Circuit Training, talks about how you can stay in shape with a 30-minute, 3-round circuit that targets all muscle groups. Glass City Donut Festival Commu...More >>
  • TPD searching for missing girl whose family is concerned for her safety due to her mental health

    TPD searching for missing girl whose family is concerned for her safety due to her mental health

    Saturday, August 18 2018 8:48 AM EDT2018-08-18 12:48:28 GMT
    Sierra Carter (Source: TPD)Sierra Carter (Source: TPD)
    Sierra Carter (Source: TPD)Sierra Carter (Source: TPD)
    Toledo police are looking for a missing 17-year-old girl.  Police say Sierra Carter was last seen at 2005 Ashland on Thursday. Toledo Police Department Police say Carter's family is concerned for her safety due to her mental health.  Carter is described as a black female standing at 5 feet and weighing 135 pounds with black hair and brown eyes. She was last seen wearing a black button-up shirt and khaki pants. Anyone with information should call Crime Stopper at 4...More >>
    Toledo police are looking for a missing 17-year-old girl.  Police say Sierra Carter was last seen at 2005 Ashland on Thursday. Toledo Police Department Police say Carter's family is concerned for her safety due to her mental health.  Carter is described as a black female standing at 5 feet and weighing 135 pounds with black hair and brown eyes. She was last seen wearing a black button-up shirt and khaki pants. Anyone with information should call Crime Stopper at 4...More >>
  • First Alert Forecast: Sunny, humid day with chance of afternoon thunderstorm

    First Alert Forecast: Sunny, humid day with chance of afternoon thunderstorm

    Scattered showers will continue this evening and early tonight.

    More >>

    Scattered showers will continue this evening and early tonight.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly