The Love Leads Project is a unique collaboration among the public, private and non-profit sectors – all working together to alleviate suffering and protect our four-legged friends.
April Doherty is a paralegal in the Felony Review Unit at the State’s Attorney’s Office for Baltimore County and is the lead investigator of the Animal Abuse Unit. In addition to conducting animal abuse trainings for local and state police, she is a law enforcement trainer for the Humane Society of the United States, presenting on animal cruelty to police, animal control and prosecutors across the country. Mrs. Doherty is the co-Chair of the National Coalition on Violence Against Animals and works closely with the National Sheriffs’ Association, also serving on their Domestic Violence Committee and Animal Cruelty Committees. She also serves on the Association of Prosecuting Attorneys’ Animal Cruelty Advisory Committee and is President of the Maryland Animal Cruelty & Animal Fighting Task Force, while currently enrolled in the Veterinary Forensics Master’s Program at University of Florida.
PET + E.R.
Pet ER is the only certified veterinary emergency and critical care center in Maryland. We save lives. The people of Pet+E.R. are not only among the highest trained and most talented critical care professionals in the industry. They are thought leaders and change agents. The team who will be caring for your beloved companion is the same team that travels to other hospitals to give talks, teach other veterinarians what the future of medicine looks like, and pushes the boundaries for what is possible in veterinary medicine. Because this is a team that believes, fiercely, that your pet deserves the best care in the world. It's why we exist, and it's what we do for every patient, every time.
Movement is a full-service climbing gym, fitness facility, and yoga studio. Movement Crystal City in Arlington, VA, Movement Columbia in Columbia, MD, and Movement Timonoum in Timonoum, MD have partnered with the Love Leads Project to provide used climbing rope to be converted into dog leashes, thus reducing waste and supporting our local shelters and law enforcement agencies in an eco-friendly way!
Show Your Soft Side
Show Your Soft Side is a public service campaign that was created to change the mindset of young people who all-too-often view the maiming and torturing of defenseless cats and dogs as a sign of “toughness” or “manhood.” The campaign’s message that compassion towards animals is a sign of strength, not weakness, is one that, overnight, struck a nerve with old and young alike. Today, Show Your Soft Side, Inc. uses its reach and resources to build a better world for animals and, in doing so, build better adults.
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