A former central Indiana deputy prosecutor has been named the new state director of the Humane Society of the United States.
Erin Huang spent five years prosecuting animal cruelty cases in Marion County. She also led seminars and outreach efforts about Indiana animal cruelty laws for shelter workers, law enforcement officials and attorneys.
Huang says she saw some of the most horrific instances of animal abuse and neglect during her time as a deputy prosecuting attorney and wants to help strengthen Indiana's animal protection laws to include safeguards for all animals.
Huang will assist animal shelters and law enforcement agencies and lead the Humane Society's animal welfare efforts throughout the state.