Laurie Waggoner is SFSPCA’s Director of Rescue Operations. She co-founded South Florida SPCA in 1992. She is the registered agent of SFSPCA, appointed by the courts to investigate cruelty charges pertaining to livestock (mostly horses and ponies) and impound these animals during legal proceedings. Laurie responds to her South Florida SPCA beeper 24 hours a day/7 days a week. When an arrest is made, Laurie testifies in court as an expert witness. She is dedicated to seeking appropriate punishment for those who inflict pain on innocent animals. She educates minor offenders as needed. Laurie is the recipient of the Miami Veterinary Foundation’s highest award.