(Cleveland, Ohio — September 26, 2012) – The Cleveland Animal Protective League (APL) welcomes Maribeth Flowers as the newest addition to their Humane Investigations team. Humane Officer Flowers’ duties will include serving as a humane agent and law enforcement representative for the APL in the investigation of animal cruelty and neglect in Cuyahoga County and prevention of animal cruelty through animal welfare education in the field.
Maribeth joins the Cleveland APL’s team with more than six years of animal handling experience, most recently as a Conservation Education Interpreter at the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo. Maribeth holds an Associate’s Degree in Law Enforcement; is an accomplished martial artist, holding a black belt in Tae Kwon Do; and was chosen by Cleveland Magazine as “One of the Most Interesting People of 2009” for her work with an International Leadership Camp that focused on climate change and its effect on Polar Bears.
The Cleveland APL’s experienced Humane Investigation Team is led by Chief Investigator Jed Mignano and also includes Humane Officer Lisa Jacewicz, who have eight and seven years of service respectively with the APL.
“Animal abuse and neglect is a crime and the Cleveland APL’s Humane Investigations Team is commited to seeking justice for animals who otherwise would have no justice or voice,” shared Cleveland APL CEO Sharon Harvey. “I’m so very proud of the work our talented, dedicated, and compassionate team does every single day and am delighted to welcome Humane Officer Flowers to the Cleveland APL’s nearly 100 year tradition of enforcing Ohio’s animal protection laws in our community.”
Attached PHOTO: (left to right) Jed Mignano, Maribeth Flowers, and Lisa Jacewicz