Volusia County Animal Companies named most effective in the condition


Proud Crew Customers — Associates of the Animal Products and services group keep the Outstanding Company of the Yr plaque the section just lately obtained. From remaining are Shawn Riggins, animal manage officer Adam Leath, director Alicia Dease, area supervisor Laura Stiwinter, clinic supervisor and Becky Haze, animal management officer.

On March 5, Volusia County Animal Solutions was named Excellent Agency of the Calendar year by the Florida Animal Handle Affiliation (FACA). The award was presented to Animal Solutions at FACA’s annual coaching meeting in Orlando.

“I’m exceptionally happy of our total workforce — the hardworking and committed expert personnel and the volunteers who assist help our mission,” stated Volusia County Animal Companies Director Adam Leath, who was on hand at the conference together with other workforce customers to take the award. “This is truly quite an honor to be recognized by our peers as the ideal animal products and services agency in Florida. It seriously displays that we’re creating a distinction in the community.”

The award was welcome recognition for a large amount of hard get the job done.

The workers at Volusia County Animal Providers was pretty hectic in the previous fiscal 12 months, rebranding the company, increasing medical providers, enhancing education and community outreach and rolling out new expert services like a foster/adoption application and a countywide pet licensing application.

The number of pets microchipped by Animal Products and services increased by 74 per cent, and the amount of sterilizations its medical personnel performed on dogs and cats went up by 61 p.c.

Meanwhile, the agency’s discipline officers responded to 1,719 requests for assistance, assisted Daytona Seaside and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Fee with key dogfighting and animal-cruelty investigations, and filed 24 prison expenses that resulted in eight arrests.

“We are so grateful for the company to the group you are furnishing. So grateful!” a resident commented on a Fb submit asserting a no cost group pet microchipping function — 1 of 5 that Animal Services hosted in the previous fiscal year.

Amongst the lots of enhancements over the previous yr, the animal treatment clinic acquired digital X-ray devices to help in the prognosis of pet injuries and also expanded functions to involve wellness solutions.

Animal Companies also partnered with Volusia County Fireplace Expert services and the Seashore Safety Division to give fireplace stations and beach front lifeguard towers with microchip scanners to support reunite shed animals with their owners.

And a foster/adoption software was proven to give short-term treatment for stray, sick, wounded or underage animals until finally they develop into healthful more than enough to be adopted into a loving property. The end result has been fewer animals obtaining impounded.

“For the previous 20 years, we have watched an enhanced stage of companies and assets offered to the community, although viewing the resulting animal impoundment numbers decrease,” states the Animal Services’ award submission. “This is a accurate testament that our endeavours are working and are not in vain.”

Volusia County Animal Expert services encompasses 16 workers and nine lively volunteers, while protecting two interlocal agreements and 12 mutual aid agreements with location towns.

Animal Services, as mentioned in the award submission, “is devoted to making sure pets are living excellent life – valued by society, secured by its legislation, and no cost from cruelty, pain, and suffering.”