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March 10, 2014

In Your Opinion: Animal cruelty officer must be professional

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---- — I fully support the hiring of a well-trained animal cruelty investigator by Otsego County officials. I stress the importance of “well-trained.”

I was involved in a cruelty investigation in the early 1990s that was mismanaged and resulted in legal mistakes and penalties against hordes of well-meaning people and organizations. This highlighted the need for a “well-trained” investigator and professional investigatory protocol.

Peter Ingraham, DVM

Oneonta

Dr. Ingraham is a veterinarian at Community Veterinary Center in the town of Otego.