Jessica Lauginiger

Jessica Lauginiger is the Director of Animal Crimes for the Humane Society of the United States. Jessica has worked with animals for more than 15 years; her diverse experience includes studying at the Santa Fe College Teaching Zoo, and pursuing countless animal cruelty cases as an investigator in Alachua County, Florida. She was the lead investigator on one of the largest documented cat hoarding cases in the United States, a seizure involving nearly 700 cats that lead to a successful prosecution of animal cruelty. In her current role she oversees the HSUS’ Animal Crimes division, working closely with local and federal law enforcement and prosecutors to facilitate the rescue of animals from illegal animal cruelty.

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