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February 15, 2013

The Humane Society of the United States has named Erin Huang as the new state director for Indiana. Huang served for nearly five years as a deputy prosecuting attorney in Marion County, Ind., where she spent much of that time prosecuting animal cruelty cases. She has led trainings, seminars and outreach about Indiana animal cruelty laws for shelter workers, law enforcement officials, attorneys and residents.

“I am so happy to join an organization that has been working to protect animals for more than 50 years. It is wonderful to go to work every day knowing you get to be a part of such a compassionate cause,” Huang said.  “During my time as a deputy prosecuting attorney, I saw some of the most horrific instances of animal abuse and neglect. As state director for Indiana for The Humane Society of the United States, I will work to help strengthen Indiana’s animal protection laws to include safeguards for all animals.”

Huang will lead The HSUS’ animal welfare efforts throughout Indiana, working to build statewide support for animal protection and disaster preparedness. She will also assist animal shelters and law enforcement agencies. Huang will work closely with Anne Sterling, The HSUS’ Midwest Regional Director, who is also based in Indiana.

While in law school, Huang co-founded a chapter of the Student Animal Legal Defense Fund.  She also works on behalf of animal law issues as a member of the Indiana State Bar Association.

Media Contact:  Rebecca Basu: 301-258-3152, rbasu@humanesociety.org                                   

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Article source: HSUS

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