PRESS RELEASE- FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Date: April 13, 2009
Contact: Evelina Villa (562) 728-4644 or (562) 322-8762
L.A. COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF ANIMAL CARE AND CONTROL CELEBRATES ANIMAL CONTROL OFFICERS
Marcia Mayeda Director Administrative Office 5898 Cherry Ave. Long Beach, CA 90805 (562) 728-4882 Fax (562) 422-3408 http://animalcare.lacounty.gov
5898 Cherry Ave.
Long Beach, CA 90805
Fax (562) 422-3408
Los Angeles, CA— On Tuesday, April 14th, The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors will proclaim April 12-19 as “Animal Control Officers Appreciation Week”. Representatives from the L.A. County Department of Animal Care and Control’s (DACC) staff and management will be present to receive a commendation scroll.
This week is nationally recognized and is intended to give recognition to the hard-working Animal Control Officers, whose services often go unnoticed by the public. Many do not realize the sacrifices these individuals make. Animal Control Officers spend time away from their families and risk their lives, like any other public safety and law enforcement agencies with similar duties.
Each day, DACC officers are sent out into the field to protect the lives of citizens in 50 contract cities, as well as unincorporated areas of the County, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. These men and women are committed to serving the community by patrolling busy streets to ensure public safety, conducting humane investigations when animal cruelty is suspected, and finding shelter for thousands of homeless animals each year. They also provide emergency rescues during natural disasters, enforce all State and local animal control laws, and educate the public about responsible pet ownership through outreach events and intervention.
This week, in particular, would be the perfect time to say
“thank you” to the Animal Control Officers in your community. Because of their commitment to serving the public and helping thousands of animals, our communities are safer and more pleasant.