Welcome to the Mayor’s Anti-Animal Abuse Task Force page. The Task Force was created in July 2009 after a young pit bull terrier-- who was subsequently named Phoenix -- was doused with gasoline and set on fire in broad daylight in West Baltimore. In response to this vicious crime, the Mayor asked us to report back to her in one year with recommendations for eradicating animal abuse in the City of Baltimore.
We believe that your input enhances our work. You are the “eyes and ears” of animal abuse in our community and you can provide us with relevant information in combating this problem. Many of you attended our public meeting at Polytechnic High School on September 16, 2009, and this webpage was created in response to your recommendations to provide a forum for the continuing exchange of information. While we do not have the manpower to respond to your individual comments, please be assured that we will discuss them at our meetings. In addition, we will post relevant information about our work and public meetings.
Thank you for your concern for animals and for public safety. We very much appreciate the valuable help that you provide in guiding our important work. - Caroline A. Griffin, LLC, Chair
Questions and or Comments
We welcome any questions or comments that you may have. Please feel free to Email Us.