PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT ANIMAL ABUSE/NEGLECT SCAM

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PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT

ANIMAL ABUSE/NEGLECT SCAM

May 17, 2018

El Paso, TX – The El Paso County Sheriff’s Office is advising citizens of El Paso County of a letter being received circulated regarding animal abuse/neglect.

The letter provides a description of a dog and states the animal is being abused or neglected. The letter states surveillance was conducted and the animal is not being treated properly. The sender goes on to give care suggestions and refers the recipient to contact the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office Animal Control Unit.

Please be advised that our Animal Welfare Unit will NEVER mail a notice of this type. Contact will be made in person with the animal owner or an official Sheriff’s Office notice/warning with the specific violation will be left at the residence.

Furthermore, any case of animal abuse/neglect will be investigated by a Sheriff’s Office detective.

If anyone has received this type of letter, please contact the proper authorities. The El Paso Police Department non-emergency number is 915-832-4400 and the Sheriff’s Office non-emergency number is 915-832-4408.

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Published 17 May 2018 03:52 PM by leantunez

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