By LIBBY CUDMORE • Special to www.AllOTSEGO.com
COOPERSTOWN – PETS, Stacie Haynes said, are the county’s tools for combating animal cruelty.
“PETS stands for Prevention, Education, Training and Systems,” said Haynes, Susquehanna SPCA executive director. “That is the new name we have given the Animal Cruelty Task Force.”
The group, which formed in February, met this morning at the county Sheriff’s Department offices to agree on goals.
Most cases of animal cruelty, said Haynes, are people who find themselves overwhelmed. “They’re not intentionally torturing an animal, they just end up in unfortunate circumstances.”