Every now and then we meet people who keep giving to others, caring about other people and animals, putting others’ well-being ahead of their own. And one day they suddenly fall in need of help. That is when others need to be present for them. Such is the case of animal rights advocate Eddie Cintron of Rochester, New York.
Founder of the K9 Partners of Monroe County which brings law enforcement and rescue organizations together to focus on solving problems through collaboration and training.
Eddie has worked tirelessly educating law enforcement officers regarding lethal shooting of dogs in various high stress scenarios.This is a breakthrough for both law enforcement and dog owners since shootings of innocent dogs in the line of duty has been featured in the news a bit too frequently in 2013.
Eddie Cintron is a a pioneer in this field as no law enforcement agency has ever implemented this type of training. The first ever training on dealing with dogs non-lethally for police officers was held at Monroe County Sherriff’s Office of New York.
Eddie was also instrumental in bringing this type of training to Alfred College in New York State. The Center for Community Education and Training is now offering two new courses this April, featuring noted guest speaker Jim Crosby, a retired Jacksonville, Fl., police lieutenant. Crosby has professionally trained dogs, taught individual and group obedience classes, and addressed canine behavior problems since 1999. Jim is a Certified Behavior Consultant-Canine-Knowledge Assessed (CCPDT). He is recognized as an expert in the US and Canada on dangerous dogs, canine aggression, and fatal dog attacks and has taught seminars on those topics in the UK and Italy. He also teaches safe handling and rehabilitation of dangerous dogs and investigation of fatal and serious dog attacks to police, animal control agencies, and others. “I followed Jim Crosby’s work for a year and I shared many of those findings,” says Eddie. “His experience in law enforcement and forensics, his psychology degree, and his knowledge of canine behavior and dog training make him a world-renowned canine expert.” adds Cintron, who will be attending the event.
Eddie is now looked upon as a leading advocate in the effort to help community members and law enforcement work together to spread safety awareness, and he cites Crosby’s work as being the foundation for his method. “We are excited to be a part of Alfred State’s desire to provide top education and training to Western New York State.”
Unfortunately in the midst of his success getting this training program implemented Eddie suffered a serious blow. He lost his job of ten years due to a spinal injury which has limited his physical abilities. His only choice at this point is to file for disability which takes time.
He is now overcome by the stress of having to pay rent to keep his home for himself and his dog. His worst fear is losing his home and having to give up his dog.
A fundraiser has been launched for helping Eddie Cintron get through this difficult time. For all the great work that Eddie has done for our canine friends, it’s time now to help this wonderful person all that we can. Please donate to the fundraiser at this link.