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A soon to be released report claims Baltimore has made little progress in curbing animal abuse since a special commission was formed back in 2009.

The city's advisory commission on animal abuse, which was set up by Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake in 2010, authored the report. Local Baltimore television station, WBAL reports that several members of the commission have now resigned.

The report claims many city agencies haven't cooperated with efforts to curb animal abuse, including the police department. The report also states many law enforcement officials "continue to treat animal abuse as a minor property crime."

The commission was formed in response to the burning of a pit bull in 2009, a case that drew widespread attention when the dog had to be euthanized because of it's injuries.

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