Protecting Animals from Abuse

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On this episode of the Weekly Docket, District Attorney Zappala is joined by Pittsburgh Aviation Animal Rescue Team Executive Director, Mary Withrow to discuss his approach to protecting one of Allegheny County’s most vulnerable populations – our four-legged friends.

Steve explores his pioneering development of the Commonwealth’s first dedicated Animal Abuse Unit, his fight to prosecute animal-fighting, and his efforts alongside Allegheny County Treasurer John Weinstein to create AAARF! (the Allegheny Abused Animal Relief Fund), a local organization dedicated to providing relief to mistreated and neglected animals.  

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