Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice is taking a
stand against animal cruelty, as she announced her office will be creating a
new unit to handle all misdemeanor and felony cases of animal abuse.
“This newly created unit will give voice to the victims of animal abuse, and
send the message that the abuse and neglect of animals is not tolerated in
Nassau County,” said Rice in her statement, “The Animal Cruelty Unit will do
everything possible to ensure that those who endanger pets and other animals
will face the full brunt of the criminal justice system.”