Hi Bandylu --
I'm in Pierce County, in Washington State. Each county has it's own Animal Protection Officers, who work through their Humane Society. In our county, our officers are Very Tough. They don't hesitate to enforce the laws, arrest abusers, or remove animals from homes. Their success rate in the court system is excellent. The judges in Pierce County don't like to rule against the Humane Society. Our Humane Society collects donations and uses the money to support their officers. Personally, I have been involved with several Humane Society cases, including the investigation of a local Horse Owner. I know, first hand, that the Humane Society is tough!!
Have you tried calling your local Humane Society (or whatever they call it in your area)?
I play soccer with Jack (my Border Collie), too!! I have one shoe with a very dirty toe!!
Hey!! Hello to my fellow Washingtonians!! Bandylu, move on out here.... we'll protect you!!