Veterans Against Animal Abuse

We Have Joined the Fight...

Introducing a powerful new initiative from Chester McKay - "Veterans Against Animal Abuse." 

This critical initiative places veterans at the forefront, becoming the voice for the most vulnerable among us. 🇺🇸🐾 

"We are committed to fostering a society where cruelty towards animals is not tolerated, and their welfare is prioritized."


Mission Statement:

Veterans Against Animal Abuse

At Veterans Against Animal Abuse, our unwavering mission is to protect and advocate for the voiceless members of our communities, the animals. We are committed to fostering a society where cruelty towards animals is not tolerated, and their welfare is prioritized. 

Our mission is built upon advancing towards four core pillars:


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1. **Special Prosecutors in Every County**: We strive to ensure that justice is served for animals in every corner of our state. To achieve this, we work tirelessly to establish and support the appointment of dedicated special prosecutors for crimes against animals in each county. By having legal experts focused solely on animal abuse cases, we aim to hold perpetrators accountable for their actions and deter future acts of cruelty.

2. **Sheriff's Office Dedicated Units**: Recognizing the urgent need for immediate intervention in cases of animal abuse and neglect, we advocate for the creation of specialized units within Sheriff's Offices across the state. These units will be equipped with the necessary resources and personnel to swiftly respond to and investigate reports of animal cruelty. Our goal is to ensure that no case goes unnoticed or unaddressed, providing a lifeline to animals in distress.

3. **Mandatory Reporting**: We firmly believe that transparency is a crucial step towards eradicating animal abuse. To this end, we advocate for mandatory reporting of suspected animal abuse and neglect by all Veterinarians, Animal Shelters, and Rescues. By requiring these professionals and organizations to report their concerns, we aim to create a robust system of checks and balances that safeguards the welfare of animals. This collective effort will help identify cases early, enabling timely intervention and protection for those in need.

**4. Animal Control Officers (ACO’s):** 

Equipping all field Animal Control Officers with Body-Worn Cameras (BWCs) is a crucial step towards safeguarding the welfare of animals and upholding the principles of justice and accountability. These BWCs will not only document the vital work of our officers but also become a powerful tool in the fight against animal abuse. Every recorded interaction, every investigation, and every call concerning animal cruelty will be captured with crystal clarity, creating an indisputable record of events. This recorded footage will serve as a beacon of transparency, illuminating the truth and ensuring that no cruelty goes unnoticed or unpunished. By embracing this technology, we are not only protecting the voiceless but also reinforcing the integrity of our field operations, making it clear that cruelty towards animals will not be tolerated in our community.

Our mission at Veterans Against Animal Abuse is guided by the values of compassion, integrity, and justice. We stand united in our commitment to ending the suffering of animals and creating a world where they are treated with the respect and care they deserve. Together, with the support of our dedicated members and partners, we strive to build a brighter, more humane future for all living beings.