FACTS is a 501(C)(3) organization dedicated to providing financial assistance for animal cruelty investigations and animal care in cases.

Suffolk County District Attorney Raymond A. Tierney announced that the Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office, the Suffolk County Police Department and the Suffolk County Sheriff’s FACTS Fund for Animal Cruelty (“FACTS”), a 501(C)(3) non-profit organization, for the use of its Fund for Victims of Animal Cruelty Crime.

“The prosecution of an animal cruelty case is unlike any other crime because evidence of a crime includes a live, breathing animal that required care while the case or investigation was pending,” said District Attorney Tierney. Substantial resources are required, including veterinary care, shelter, transportation, medication and food. We have partnered with FACTS so that donations can be made to fund the funds needed for the care and recovery of abused and neglected animals, reducing Suffolk County tax payments human burden.”

“FACTS is proud to partner with the Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office, the Suffolk County Police Department, and the Suffolk County Sheriff’s Office to provide care benefits that benefit victims of animal cruelty,” said FACTS co-founder Joy Joyce Glass and Barbara Dennihy said. “This funding allows animal victims to receive necessary care while they recover and cases are pending. FACTS addresses needs identified during case investigation and prosecution, with a focus on victims who have had no voice. Donations to FACTS allow us to Stand up for animal victims with the care and treatment they deserve.”

“Cases of animal cruelty are particularly disturbing because victims have no defense and no voice,” said Suffolk County Police Chief Rodney K. Harrison. “This new partnership ensures injured or neglected animals receive the necessary care they deserve as their cases move through the court process. It’s a win-win for animal rights and Suffolk County taxpayers.”

“Often, when our deputies report domestic violence situations or similar crimes, they discover that animals have also been victims of abuse or abandonment,” said Suffolk County Sheriff Errol D. Toulon, Jr. “Partnering with FACTS will allow us to immediately provide these animals with the proper treatment and housing they deserve, without worrying about where the funding for their care will come from.”

Financial assistance from FACTS will help treat and care for animals that are victims of animal cruelty investigations that are being prosecuted by District Attorney Tierney’s Biological, Environmental and Animal Safety Team.

To kick off FACTS’ fundraising drive, Christie Johnson, president of Foos Fire, Inc., a local Suffolk County fire sprinkler business, and Christie’s husband, Christopher Johnson, presented FACTS with a $10,000 check.

If you would like to donate to FACTS, please visit www.FACTSSAVES.organd click the Donate Now button.

You can also donate to FACTS on Venmo with the username @factssaves.

Donations can be mailed to:

FACTS, 2168 Nesconset Highway, Suite # 310, Stony Brook, New York 11790.

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