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ASPCA Unveils Newest Animal CSI Response Vehicle at Third Annual Veterinary Forensics Conference

May 12, 2010

NEW YORK—The ASPCA® (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®) today unveiled the newest mobile "Animal Crime Scene Investigation (CSI)" response vehicle, a 2010 Subaru Outback generously donated by Subaru of America, Inc. and customized specifically for the ASPCA's Veterinary Forensics team, during a cocktail reception at the 3rd annual Veterinary Forensic Sciences Conference in Orlando, Fla.

The CSI response vehicle will be used for field work to transport animal victims, store evidence from crime scene investigations, and provide the capability to access areas that are typically off limits due to challenging terrain.

From left: Dr. Jason Byrd, Associate Director of Veterinary Forensics at the University of Florida; Dr. Melinda Merck, ASPCA Senior Director of Veterinary Forensics; Todd Lawrence, Promotions and Sponsorship Manager at Subaru of America, Inc.; Jim Echikson, Senior Director of Corporate Partnerships at the ASPCA; (Ginger, 8-year-old Lab mix, Orange County Animal Services)

(Photos by Krista Maloney)