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Nov. 28, 2012MARYVILLE, MO |  By: Campbell

Animal Law Class

The Northwest Missouri State University Police Department will be hosting a "Animal Welfare and the Law" training session Friday.

Law enforcement, prosecutors, animal control personnel and animal welfare advocates have all been invited to attend the training session, which will present them with tools needed when conducting an animal cruelty or neglect investigation. University Police Officer Kristina Martinez says the class will be useful in helping participants understand neglect and animal abuse.

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Martinez says she hopes to see a number of people attend the class to understand how to properly handle an abuse case and how to preserve evidence when it is found. She says if there is room, the class will be open to the public and anyone interested in learning more. The class will be this Friday, November 30 from 8 am to noon in The Student Station. For more information or to register for the class, contact Kristina Martinez at 660-562-1254.