Showing Animals Respect & Kindness on April 29, 2014 published a YouTube “Tribute to Ed Blotzer,” featuring two video clips showing the late longtime volunteer humane officer on the job in 1988 and 1989. The clips demonstrate how Blotzer used a neatly uniformed appearance, professional demeanor, and emphasis on problem-solving to resolve a variety of neglect, abuse, and lost animal cases.
Edward J. Blotzer Jr., 78, died on November 28, 2002 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. A retired locomotive engineer and local newspaper editor, Blotzer served on the board of the animal rescue group Animal Friends from 1960 until 1997. In 1970 Blotzer and his late wife Katherine, who owned a printing business, founded the Animal Care & Welfare SPCA. While Ed Blotzer did the field work, Katherine served as dispatcher.
Claiming an 85% conviction rate in prosecuting cruelty cases, Blotzer was among the first humane officers licensed by the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture after it gained authority to regulate who could be a humane officer in 1994. He was also a founding member of Mobilization for Animals, and was an active supporter of many other animal advocacy groups.
View the tribute at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wm9LoFr7OEs.