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AG office announces animal abuse prosecution through humane society partnership

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The Michigan Attorney General’s office is partnering with an animal rights group to go after possible animal abusers

The partnership with “Michigan Humane” has already resulted in animal fighting charges being levied against a Wayne County man.

Michigan Humane President Matt Pepper says many of those cases come from complaints his group received.

"A majority of our cases are education based. It's about connecting people with the resources. People want to be good pet owners and we just need to help connect them to the appropriate services and resources to help them love and to do that. For those who don't care or it's intentional animal cruelty, those are the ones we work towards prosecution." :17

Pepper says "Michigan Humane" receives around 45-hundred concerned calls each year.

Pepper says larger cases that involve the Attorney General can take weeks or months to investigate.

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