Reporting animal cruelty? There's an App for that!
Roy Gross, director of the Suffolk County, N.Y., Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, said that the phone application allows callers to report animal cruelty as soon as they see it.
Meanwhile, Morgan Silver, executive director Horse Protection Association of Florida, said that while the application will help lead law enforcement to sites where abuse is in progress, it bypasses caller contact with rescue operators.
"We have received calls reporting dead horses and it turns out that the horses were just sleeping, or when sometimes ribs show on a saggy bellied horse (whose) condition is good," Silver said. "In these situations, the line of communications is very important (because) we are able to education callers about what they are seeing."
I like the idea of being able to educate misinformed people, however, I can also see troublemakers using it to create problems...