Adam Leath

Based out of Daytona Beach, Florida, Adam Leath is the CEO of Halifax Humane Society. HHS has been a staple in the Daytona Beach area since 1937 and provides services to 12 municipalities in Volusia County. In his 17+ year career in animal welfare, he has investigated and responded to situations involving animal victims of natural disasters and animal cruelty cases across the country.  He has managed both municipal and non-profit animal welfare organizations. Leath was formerly a Regional Director of the Field Investigations and Response Team at the ASPCA where he led one of the largest operations in ASPCA history with the seizure of over 1,000 animals in August of 2016. Leath has responded to multiple dog fighting operations throughout his time at the ASPCA, including the second largest dog fighting bust in U.S. history in 2013, resulting in the seizure of more than 400 dogs.

Leath holds a bachelor’s degree in animal science from the University of Tennessee and a master’s degree in veterinary forensic science from the University of Florida. He is a Courtesy Assistant Professor for the University Of Florida College Of Veterinary Medicine. Leath has sat on the Board of Directors for the National Animal Care and Control Association (NACA) and the Florida Animal Control Association (FACA). He is a Past President of the International Veterinary Forensic Sciences Association and is a Certified National Animal Cruelty Investigator through the University of Missouri. He has also been certified in Equine Cruelty Investigation through the University of Colorado. Leath has been certified as an expert witness in animal fighting and animal cruelty in the states of Florida and New York.

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