RCSD Investigator Receives National Award
National award recognizes extraordinary actions by individuals and organizations to stop dog fights in their communities
RICHLAND COUNTY, S.C. (WOLO) — Senior investigator Holly Wagner, received one of the ASPCA® “ASPCA Champion for Animals” awards, on Friday, April 8 , which coincides with National Dog Fighting Awareness Day.
According to a press release Wagner has investigated more than four dog fighting rings in 2015 alone and formed an animal cruelty task force in Richland County.
Late last year, Wagner was assigned to the FBI Violent Crimes and Gang Task Force based in Columbia, to help the agency pursue dog fighting.
She was also lauded for assisting other South Carolina law enforcement officers how to recognize animal cruelty.
National Dog Fighting Awareness Day was created to shine a light on the brutality and pervasiveness of dog fighting in America.
Other recipients were: Florida assistant state attorneys Jamie McManus and W. Ryan Williams and the Walton County Sheriff’s Office and Walton County Animal Control.