Crime Stoppers joining the fight against animal abuse

Crime Stoppers joining the fight against animal abuse

The Beaumont Police Department and Beaumont Animal Services are teaming up with Crime Stoppers to combat animal abuse and neglect.

The reorganization and enhancement of Animal Services, with Crime Stoppers on board, will give citizens a better resource for reporting animal cruelty and abuse anonymously. A unit is being assigned to caring and adopting out animals, while another will be strictly tasked with addressing animal abuse complaints, with a detective designated specifically to investigating these crimes. 

"Animal abuse is a cruel crime that not only affects the animal, but could lead to other and more serious crimes by the assailant," says Sergeant James Guedry. "The approach is simple, but the investigative part will need to involve community members helping us to stop this abuse. By dividing the two units, we feel that we will be more effective in protecting the animals and providing a safer environment for our citizens."

The call for the community to take action is one that intends to aid the endeavors to prosecute these crimes aggressively. Should a local resident feel an animal is being harmed or neglected, the abuse should be reported to Beaumont Police, Animal Services, or Crime Stoppers (833-TIPS). There is up to a $1,000 reward for those eligible.