On Thursday, April 14, 2016, the Montgomery County Board of County Commissioners recognized the Animal Care & Control Officers of the Animal Resource Center. The recognition comes as part of National Animal Control Officer Appreciation Week (April 10-16, 2016).
Each year, the National Animal Care & Control Association (NACA) celebrates and promotes the women and men of the animal control profession who tirelessly working to improve the welfare of people and animals. It is also a week to honor those professionals who died in the line of duty.
“Our community is incredibly fortunate to have these men and women working each and every day to protect people and pets,” said County Commission President Judy Dodge. “Our ACCOs
work tirelessly to protect the welfare of helpless animals and pets that are rescued from injury, disease, abuse and starvation.”
Animal control professionals provide an invaluable service to the citizens throughout the nation. Enforcement of animal laws, rabies prevention, humane education and the care of stray animals are just a few of the many services that animal control professionals provide on a daily basis.