Courtesy: St. Mary’s County Public Information Office

Leonardtown, MD – The National Animal Care & Control Association (NACA) is committed to setting the standard of professionalism in animal welfare and public safety through training, networking and advocacy. Because of the work done by its members throughout the year, the Commissioners of St. Mary’s County have proclaimed the second week of April National Animal Care and Control Appreciation Week.

Various federal, state, and local government officials nationwide take time to recognize, thank and commend all Animal Control officers and staff for the dedicated service they provide to various public safety and public service agencies, departments and citizens. They also recognize these servants for keeping the long and distinguished tradition of the animal control professional.

“The St. Mary’s County Animal Control Division is dedicated to the health and safety of at-risk, helpless animals and work throughout the year to rescue and protect animals from injury, disease, abuse and starvation,” said Commissioner Tom Jarboe (1st District).

The commissioners encourage all citizens to join them in expressing their sincere appreciation for the service and dedication of Animal Control Officers and staff.