Forensic Investigations

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The ASPCA is well-known for assisting law enforcement with suspected cases of animal abuse, bringing animals to safety and ensuring they find loving homes. But that’s only half of many ASPCA animal rescue stories.

dog outdoor in chains

The other half happens after the rescue, in the lab and the courtroom. The ASPCA Veterinary Forensic Science teams assist local, state and federal law enforcement agencies in the identification, collection and analysis of evidence for use in cruelty casework.

For a more in-depth look at how our Forensic teams help animal victims of cruelty, see our Anatomy of a Crime Scene break down.

analyzing skeletal remains

examining evidence under a microscope

documenting scars

Anatomy of a Crime Scene: Analysis