MEDIA ADVISORY

FROM:
Amy Cornell, Public Information Officer   CONTACT PERSON:
Amy Cornell, Public Information Officer
(408) 792-2997   For release on Friday, May 28, 2010     DISTRICT ATTORNEY’S OFFICE TO HOLD NEWS CONFERENCE TO ANNOUNCE MULTI-AGENCY EFFORT TO FIGHT ANIMAL ABUSE   Tuesday, June 1st, 2010 2:00pm 70 West Hedding Street, San Jose Outdoors in the South Courtyard   The District Attorney’s Office is embarking on an important new project to fight animal abuse.  This project was made possible with the help and support of nearly 30 community agencies, including law enforcement across Santa Clara County, San Jose Animal Control and Services, Santa Clara County Animal Care and Control, Palo Alto Animal Services, Silicon Valley Animal Control Authority, Humane Society Silicon Valley, Palo Alto Humane Society, Peninsula Humane Society and SPCA, the Wildlife Center of Silicon Valley, Wildlife Education and Rehabilitation Center, Knock out Dog Fighting, Doris Day Animal Foundation, Tony La Russa’s Animal Rescue Foundation, Support Network for Battered Women, Next Door Solutions to Domestic Violence, Community Solutions, the YWCA, and Asian Americans for Community Involvement. Please join representatives from many of these organizations for a very special presentation to highlight the District Attorney’s Office’s project and widespread collaboration by our community to fight animal cruelty.   Speakers will address such issues as the importance of prosecuting animal cruelty cases, the link between animal abuse and violence against humans, availability of resources in the community to help both victims of domestic violence and their pets, and the importance of early intervention in teaching children humane education. You will see a demonstration of how rapidly the inside of a car can heat up and be potentially fatal to your pet, and you will meet many animals from local shelters.   All attendees will receive a copy of the District Attorney’s Office’s brochure on animal abuse, a fact sheet about the link between animal abuse and violence against humans, and a copy of the pets in hot cars poster that will be distributed throughout the community. The poster is available in English, Spanish, and Vietnamese. You will also have a chance to meet Casey, the dog featured in the poster, who will be signing pawtographs.   ### Attachments

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