The Idaho Humane Society remains concerned regarding the investigation of the alleged animal cruelty incident which occurred in Preston, Idaho, in March of this year. We have kept in regular contact with the Idaho Attorney General’s Office and have been assured that a comprehensive investigation continues to be pursued. No new details have been provided.
We will continue to follow this situation closely until it is officially resolved.
While we know that in these days of 24-hour news cycles and daily exposure to a constant stream of digital information, it is easy to forget about a particular incident or issue. But, we feel it is very important that attention continues to be paid to this situation.
We have been instructed by the Attorney General’s Office to advise any concerned citizen to contact their office directly. You may send your questions or comments directly to the Attorney General’s office here.
The Idaho Humane Society works to protect all animals from abuse. We also believe that because domestic animals are a product of human intervention, we have a very special obligation to them in regard to humane treatment and responsible stewardship. This obligation is reflected by Idaho State Code, specifically Title 25, Chapter 35, Animal Care. While most Idaho citizens probably feel their State’s laws regarding the care of animals are far too weak to provide sufficient deterrence to the commission of cruelty against defenseless animals, we should all expect that the laws that exist are enforced consistently and impartially.