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This week,  April  7-13, is National Animal Control Officer Appreciation Week. The hardest job a person holds in their life sometimes turns out to be the most rewarding. I was straight out of college in 1986 when I applied for a “just-for –the-summer-before-graduate-school” kennel position at the SPCA of Tompkins County in Ithaca NY. When an animal control officer left …

You have to appreciate the work of animal control officers like Enna Lugo in Fairfax County, VA, who made it her project to rescue a Shih Tzu, who had been on her own for more than two years in Franconia VA, according to an article by Justin Jouvenal in the Washington Post. The dog was living paw-to-mouth on whatever she could …