that is EXACTLY what they should be doing!
Perhaps if they were less pre occupied with other pointless things then they would have prevented the cruelty
not much help when the dog's dead... 'prevention of cruelty' or seek for any prosecution they can because they fail to??
How could they have prevented the cruelty shown by this woman. She had no history of animal cruelty and this monster of a woman lied about the dogs whereabouts and declined offers of assistance.