He does not know if his office will be able to assign someone dedicated to the task, but Oneida County Sheriff Rob Maciol says that the issue of whether or not there should be an animal abuse investigator, or humane officer, in his department is still being discussed.

He appeared on WIBX First News with Keeler in the Morning to discuss the topic:

Sheriff Maciol on animal abuse segment 1: 

Sheriff Maciol on animal abuse segment 2:  

 

Here is video from portions of his appearance: