Celebrating National Animal Control Officer Appreciation Week at District Dogs

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This week marks National Animal Control Officer Appreciation Week, a time to honor the dedicated professionals who play a crucial role in maintaining the safety and well-being of animals and the communities they live in. Celebrated every second full week of April, this week serves as a heartfelt thank you to those who are committed to protecting both pets and people.

At District Dogs, we are especially proud to recognize the contributions of some of our very own team members who have roots in animal control. Kelli, our esteemed Human Resources Manager, Christina, our General Manager at National Landing, and Aaron, our new franchisee at Walter Reed in Washington, DC, who also volunteers in this field, all bring invaluable experience and insights from their backgrounds in animal control.

Aaron shares his motivation for his volunteer work: “I volunteer at the animal shelter because of my deep passion for dogs. Their unconditional love and loyalty inspire me, and I believe every dog deserves a chance to be part of a caring family. By volunteering, I hope to make a difference in their lives and help them find their forever homes.”

Animal Control Officers do much more than just pick up stray animals. They are on the front lines, rescuing abused, neglected, and abandoned animals, conducting humane investigations, and ensuring that animals are safe from harm while protecting the community from dangerous situations. It’s a challenging job that often goes unrecognized.

Here’s how you can show your appreciation during #AnimalControlOfficerWeek:

  • Give a thumbs up or a pat on the back to your local animal control officers.
  • Ensure your pet is licensed and tagged, which aids officers in keeping track of vaccinations and ownership.
  • Engage with #AnimalControlAppreciationWeek or #NACOAW on social media to spread awareness.

For more information, visit the National Animal Care & Control Association’s website at www.nacanet.org or follow their Facebook page @nationalanimalcareassociation.

Let’s take this opportunity to thank our animal control officers, including our own team members like Kelli, Christina, and Aaron, for their unwavering dedication and service. Their hard work ensures that our communities are safer for everyone—two-legged and four-legged alike.

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