ARL of Boston's Lt. Alan Borgal thanks All professionals involved in case
“Boxford Animal Inspector Allison Hayes alerted us to this situation; the Boxford Police Department under the direction of Lieutenant Robert Hazelton assisted the League throughout the seizure and prosecution; and the Massachusetts State Police and Black Pond Veterinary Service, Inc. provided the initial emergency veterinary care and advice.”
Borgal continues, “We would also like to thank the Essex County District Attorneys Office and their two Assistant DA’s Christopher Holland and Jay Flynn for the successful prosecution of this case and subsequent surrender of these animals to our care. Christopher Holland worked tirelessly throughout this case and should be commended for his legal skills and determination in presenting this case throughout this prosecution.
“The Law Enforcement Department further wishes to thank and acknowledge all of the League’s Sheltering, Rescue and Veterinary Services staff for their amazing care of all of these animals being held in evidence in this Cruelty to Animals case. The animals seized as part of any Animal Investigation need extraordinary care and attention in these types of Cruelty Cases, fortunately we have the knowledge and dedicated staff to carry out our mission from seizure, prosecution to a successful conclusion of a heartwarming adoption and a new lease on life!”
“This case is a great example of how important our donors and supporters are in allowing us to remove vulnerable animals from negligent owners,” said Dr. Gary Patronek, vice-president for animal welfare and new program development at the ARL of Boston. “Prosecuting animal cruelty can be expensive and complex, and we hope this positive outcome demonstrates the importance of the work conducted by our Law Enforcement Department.”
To contact the Law Enforcement Department or to report animal abuse, call (617) 226-5610 or (617) 426-9170.