Mr. Lockwood has done much to guide Baltimore's anti-cruelty efforts. He has conducted trainings for animal enforcement officers, police officers, district court judges and circuit court judges. He has worked with Sharon Miller, director of Baltimore's Office of Animal Control, whose office now zealously investigates these cases and has the support of Dr. Leana Wen, Baltimore's health commissioner, who oversees animal control. Moreover, BARCS Animal Shelter, a non-profit, collaborates with animal control and has forged relationships with veterinarians who help mend the battered bodies of these crime victims. Thankfully, progress has been made since Mayor Dixon convened her task force in 2009, when there was little coordination among city agencies. But this is only half the battle, and animal cruelty will not stop unless and until defendants face consequences for their sadistic crimes.