Pittsboro, NC – Chatham County Animal Services has received a grant from the ASPCA to purchase foundational veterinary forensic equipment to assist with collecting evidence in animal cruelty cases. Animal Services received the full amount they requested for the equipment, totaling $5,735.
“We are extremely grateful to the ASPCA for their support of agencies like ours in the fight against animal cruelty. Having the support of a national partner like the ASPCA is imperative to continuing our efforts of positive growth in the Animal Services division. I know the staff will utilize the new tools for the best possible outcomes in our cruelty cases,” Animal Services Director Leigh Anne Garrard said.
The funds will be used to purchase several items, including: two SLR cameras, two lenses, two external flash drives, four memory cards, two cases, four wildlife cameras, one ammonia reader, one passport for chain of custody, and one locker for evidence.