New programs seek justice for victims of animal abuse

Dr. Adam Stern, a veterinary forensic pathologist at the UF College of Veterinary Medicine, has spearheaded two new programs this year aimed at determining the cause of death of stray animals in hopes of identifying cases involving animal abuse and ultimately bringing perpetrators to justice.
“The deaths of stray animals has not really been tracked using mapping techniques,” says Stern in a new video, adding that there is little data about these cases. He is working to change that with his “A Dog Has No Name” and “A Cat Has No Name” projects. Using forensic investigation methods and mapping techniques, these projects aim to find patterns of disease, areas where animals are most likely to succumb to traffic incidents and cases of suspected abuse.
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Our story with more detail about these programs can be found here.