Leigh Anne Wilson is a Director of Investigations with the ASPCA, Legal Advocacy and Investigations Division. In her role she consults and collaborates with law enforcement and animal welfare agencies on animal cruelty cases. Leigh Anne has worked with federal, state and local agencies to recommend investigative processes for neglect and animal cruelty. Her skills have allowed her to work on federal dog fighting cases, local agencies on situations of neglect, and she has been the case lead for a large-scale sanctuary, animal hoarding and puppy mill investigations at the ASPCA. Before her work with the ASPCA, Leigh Anne served as a SSgt. with Chatham County Sheriffs Office, and as Animal Services Director for Chatham County. She started her career with Guilford County Animal Services and was the supervisor for animal cruelty investigations there. Leigh Anne has her general instructor certificate with POST standards and the North Carolina Department of Justice. Her team with the ASPCA continues to train law enforcement, prosecutors, and animal welfare professionals across the country. Leigh Anne still works as a part time patrol officer for Pittsboro Police Department, while also pursuing her bachelor’s degree for criminal justice with a minor in crime scene investigations from Purdue University.
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