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.
Mr. Lippe is a career prosecutor who serves as the Chief of the Animal Abuse Unit and the Economic | Cyber Crimes Unit for the Baltimore County State's Attorney's Office (a jurisdiction of over 800,000 people). He handles animal abuse cases ranging from neglect, abuse and starvation to aggravated felony cases involving the torturing and killing of animals. He was responsible for the successful prosecution of former Ravens’ player Terrence Cody, who was convicted of starving his family dog and sent to prison. As the Chief of the Economic Crime Unit, Mr. Lippe handles complex embezzlements and frauds, in addition to handling murder cases. Mr. Lippe has been an adjunct faculty member at both the University of Maryland School of Law and University of Baltimore School of Law, as well as several other local colleges and universities. He also was a frequent lecturer at the National Advocacy Center in Columbia, South Carolina for the National District Attorney's Association.
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.
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.
Earth Treks is a full-service climbing gym, fitness facility, and yoga studio. Earth Treks Crystal City in Arlington, VA and Earth Treks Columbia in Columbia, 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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