The Animal Legal Defense Fund (ALDF) has made a new app to help report animal cruelty and neglect. KING 5 News reported on Wednesday, February 20 that the ALDF Crime Tips for iPhone and Android is a revolutionary app to help the animals – including those in Washington State.
The ALDF Crime Tips app assists in immediately alerting local law enforcement when an animal cruelty or animal neglect situation is discovered.
Those who see animal abuse often do not know who to notify to help the animals.
Recent Washington State cases that may have benefited from this app include a horse rescue in Centralia, WA and dumped puppies who were found in the Joint Base Lewis-McChord woods.
This new app ensures that those who work or volunteer in animal rescue can provide immediate pertinent information to help protect pets. With recent legislation in the U.S. attempting to make it illegal to secretly tape animal abuse, the app could be an invaluable tool for those who want to protect all animals.
"ALDF Crime Tips takes the guesswork out of reporting abuse like dog fighting, neglect, and other forms of animal cruelty," ALDF Executive Director Stephen Wells stated in a press release.
"This discreet, effective way to help animals lets concerned citizens take action on the spot, with the confidence that their tips will get to authorities who can help animals and put abusers behind bars."
The app allows people to send the location and description of the situation and photos, video, and audio.
According to KING 5 News, Washington State is not currently online with ALDF Crime Tips, but calls will get routed through a call center to notify local authorities.
The app may prove to be an invaluable tool for those who work in animal rescue and for anyone who wishes to report animal cruelty.
Do you work in animal rescue and plan to use this app or have you used this app to report animal abuse, including neglect or cruelty for pets in need? Please comment below!
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