Animal CSI: Giving Voice to the Abused
Most cases of animal abuse are never reported, because the victims can’t cry out for help. Animal cruelty is against the law—but can’t be stopped if offenders aren’t identified and prosecuted, and existing laws enforced. Dr. Melinda D. Merck pioneered veterinary forensics and joined the ASPCA in 2007 as a Forensic Veterinarian. Her work has been instrumental in nailing notorious abusers, including Michael Vick. Learn how Dr. Merck’s career evolved, what she does, how she’s teaching others to be a voice for abused animals, and ways you can make a positive difference in your own community.
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