TIFTON, GA (WALB) - Dozens of animal control officers in south Georgia are even better prepared to police animal cruelty.
About six different agencies were represented in the day long training session in Tifton. Officers learned the legal side of search warrants and how to spot animal cruelty.
The Humane Society of the United States was glad to have all of the agencies represented because many of them will have to work together.
"There's a very strong connection between intentional animal cruelty and other crimes. And we're so happy that we have representatives from several law enforcement agencies in the area because often they need to work together on these cases," said Debra Berger with the Humane Society of the United States.
Berger reminds residents to always call 911 if you suspect animal cruelty.