Father and son team works to fight animal cruelty

COLUMBUS (WCMH) – A father and son are working together to help prevent animal cruelty.

Animal Cruelty Task Force of Ohio seeks to educate owners about animal abuse, assist the animals and enforce laws.

Founder Steffen Baldwin is the former director of the Union County Humane Society.

He says he started ACT after realizing that many rural counties do not have humane societies that are able to investigate and help prosecute cases of animal cruelty.

Steffen Baldwin’s son, eight year old Evan helps his father with education efforts.

“Statewide, we do a lot of education and a lot of assistance,” said Steffen Baldwin. “Children between age five and nine are the most likely to be bitten by a dog. A lot of times it’s not because the dog is aggressive or because of the way the dog looks. It’s because children don’t necessarily know what to do.”

For more information about ACT Ohio, visit http://www.actoh.org

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