Pre-Adjudication Animal Welfare (P.A.W.) Court
The Honorable Rosemary Cosgrove-Aguilar presides over this innovative judicial approach to misdemeanor offenses involving the cruelty to or neglect of animals. Through early court intervention, education, supervision, and judicial oversight, P.A.W.’s goal of preventing and reducing incidents of animal abuse and neglect will be achieved. Upon successful completion of the P.A.W. program, the defendant’s case is dismissed by the program judge, as agreed upon.