Don’t believe me? Watch a few episodes of Animal Cops or Animal Precinct on Animal Planet. It still amazes me each time I see the cruelty and disregard for life that these pet owners display. I know it is a small portion of the population, but it turns my stomach.
People are great too..
The two shows are basically the same. Animal Precinct was the first one and features animal cruelty officers in New York city, where they have the same powers as regular police officers. My favorite from the show is Officer Annemarie Lucas…
… she seemed to really let the cases get to her early on in the show, but has since turned that frustration into putting together airtight cases and delights in both locking up the bad guys and saving animals.
Animal Cops has a slightly different take in that the show is split into Detroit and Houston… It is cool watching the Animal Cops: Houston and seeing our local heroes (employees of the Houston SPCA – where I got my new buddy Lou!) fighting that same good fight. My favorite of the Houstonians is Agent Jim Boller…
… he is a typical good o’ boy with a heart. He is called most of the time for farm animals (horses, cattle, goats etc.) and you can see why he does his job in the way he carries himself.
and from the Detroit office is Investigator Debby MacDonald…
… she seems to really care and lets crappy pet owners know when they are being crappy.
What a reward job – I mean, sure you see a lot of pain and suffering, but talk about your warm fuzzies from doing good. If you want a hero – here you go… these guys and gals are real heroes.