By ChristieLyn Diller, Director of Marketing and Communications
One of the great perks of my job with the Washington Humane Society (WHS) is seeing life-saving work in action. I recently had the pleasure of going out on the road with one of our distinguished Humane Law Enforcement (HLE) Officers, Nick Lippincott. Officer Lippincott is one of the newer members of our HLE team, but has been working in animal welfare for 10 years. This is an account of our day, a glimpse into what this team does 24/7 to protect the animals in our communities.
My day started out at the HLE office on Georgia Ave., with a visit to Charlie, a small, happy, black terrier mix. Charlie is on hold, in between his former life of abuse and his happy ending. For now he is an HLE office dog, a title bestowed upon a select and lucky few.
Officer Lippincott is tying up some loose ends, preparing our schedule for the day. He is standardly assigned to the NW corridor of DC, but with one half of the only four Officers for the City away today, we don’t know where we will be, or what we will encounter.