How is animal cruelty dealt with in our state’s criminal justice system? Join us for July’s PETtalks, Oregon’s Animal Cruelty Deputy DA Jake Kamins as he walks us through the process from start to finish. He will talk about how animal cruelty cases are reported, investigated, prosecuted, and sentenced in Oregon. Hear about the various laws and legal rulings that pertain to animal cruelty throughout our state, including definitions of animal abuse, neglect, abandonment, and unlawful tethering.
Throughout the presentation, Jake will share (non-graphic) stories about cases he has worked on—including the many happy endings he gets to see. Finally, learn about what you should do if you suspect animal cruelty is occurring, including which law enforcement agencies are well-suited to respond to animal cruelty complaints.
The PETtalks Series are held in the WHS Education Hall and there is a $5 suggested donation to support the monthly event.
About Our Speaker: Jacob Kamins
As Oregon’s Animal Cruelty Deputy DA, Jake Kamins represents the state in criminal animal cruelty cases. Since 2013, Jake has served as a DDA in 21 Oregon counties, prosecuting over 125 cases of animal abuse and neglect. Jake also trains and consults law enforcement, animal groups, and other lawyers, serves as an animal cruelty expert for media inquiries, and has been involved in legislative drafting and testimony. From 2009-20013, Jake worked at the Multnomah County DA’s Office. Jake received his J.D. in 2009 from Lewis & Clark Law School.
July PETtalks Lecture
July 13, 2017, 6-8 p.m.
Willamette Humane Society Education Hall
4246 Turner Road SE
Salem, Oregon 97317
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