Stacie Haynes, the executive director of the Susquehanna SPCA in Cooperstown is one of 10 named TOP ANIMAL DEFENDERS in United States.  Haynes said she is honored and would like to share the award with District A

The Animal Legal Defense Fund has named America’s Top Ten Animal Defenders — the list of top prosecutors, law enforcement officials, lawmakers, and others who champion the cause of animal crime victims.

These animal protection heroes will be honored during National Justice for Animals Week, February 23 – 29, 2020. The full list of Animal Defenders is below.

The Animal Legal Defense Fund’s National Justice for Animals Week is an annual event dedicated to raising public awareness about animal cruelty, how to report it, and how to work within your community to create stronger laws and ensure tough enforcement.

Stacie Aileen Haynes, Executive Director of the

Susquehanna SPCA,

Cooperstown, NY

Stacie Haynes serves as the executive director of the Susquehanna Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SQSPCA). In February 2019, Stacie worked with her local district attorney and county sheriff to form the Otsego County Animal Cruelty Task Force. The SQSPCA is often on the front lines of enforcing animal protection laws, but such enforcement requires the collaboration of all relevant agencies and organizations. Haynes’ task force has already tackled several large-scale cruelty cases, including one case resulting in the seizure of over 100 farmed animals. The task force is also focused on education and will provide training for social service agencies on how to identify and report animal cruelty.

Congratulations Stacie and your entire staff.  Job well done!