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First Animal Police in The Netherlands

Two special control officers start today in the Dutch municipality of Capelle aan den IJssel to detect animal cruelty and neglect. They may call themselves animal police.

Frank Dales director of the National Animal protection force is very pleased with the arrival of the animal police. “Monitoring the enforcement of laws on animal care is foremost a public service.

If you’ve watched Animal Cops on Animal Planet, you’re familiar with the work of the animal police.

The primary responsibilities of the officers assigned to the Dutch Police Department Animal Services Unit are to prevent and punish animal cruelty cases, protect the public from rabies and problems associated with stray dogs and cats, and pick up stray and injured animals.