Cynthia Bathurst, Ph.D., believes you can't have a safe neighborhood if it's not humane for its humans and animal residents. As head of Safe Humane Chicago and co-founder of D.A.W.G. (Dog Advisory Work Group), she started in her Lincoln Park neighborhood, with a global vision for humane communities worldwide. “I grew up with animals, friends and a loving family, knowing that animals, compassion and helping others was crucial to everyone's life. On a Chicago community policing ride-along, Cynthia witnessed a former neighbor die. The transformative experience drove her to organize to address the violence, abuse and neglect of humans and animals.