A forum to benefit police officers in Oneida County who handle animal abuse cases was held Tuesday morning.

Senator Joe Griffo hosted the forum which talked about ways to identify animal abuse and neglect, how to approach abused animals and remove them from an abusive household.

Griffo says the forum featured District Attorney Scott McNamara and a retired State Police investigator who specialized in animal abuse.

The forum also discussed how to ensure successful prosecution of animal abusers.