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NYPD, ASPCA Expand Partnership to Investigate Animal Cruelty Cases

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The New York City Police Department and the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals are expanding their partnership in the hopes of collaring more animal abuse cases across the city.

Last year, the NYPD said it was taking over the investigation of animal cruelty cases.

Both agencies launched a four-month pilot program in the Bronx in September.

During that time, police made eight arrests and rescued 30 animals.

Officials say they hope to save five times as many animals as they have in previous years with the new citywide partnership.

Under the new program, police will investigate animal abuse cases and make arrests.

The ASPCA will provide the animals with housing and treatment.

It will also assist the NYPD with any forensic work it will need.

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