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NK ACO Wins Shelter Worker of the Year Award

Duffany was entered in a contest that brought numerous entries from folks cut from the same cloth — people who care about animals and put that concern to work in local shelters.

A good animal control officer has to have a warm heart and compassion to handle the rigors of the job.

It takes more than a love for animals. You have to love them enough to know when putting them down is the best thing to do, or be strong enough to endure the deplorable conditions you might face when responding to reports of sick, neglected or abused animals.

There are joys, though, such as the feeling of satisfaction when an owner and pet reunite. Or when a wild animal is rescued from peril, whether from being un-stuck from a fence or pulled from the water.

And for Holly Lucille Duffany, there's the fact that she was just named 2014 Rescue Shelter Worker of the Year by Handsome Dan's Rescue.

Duffany was entered in a contest that brought numerous entries from folks cut from the same cloth — people who care about animals and put that concern to work in local shelters.

"Shelter workers are often under paid, over worked and do not get the recognition they deserve because usually the only ones who see their dedication are the animals they serve. We are grateful for all of you, and think you are all winners!" Handsome Dan's said on their Facebook page.

Duffany joined the department in 2012.

Congrats!


Chuck Brennan June 14, 2014 at 06:11 AM
Congratulations Holly!
Vero June 14, 2014 at 08:16 AM
Great job - we need more ACOs like you!!!!
underwhelmed June 14, 2014 at 09:24 AM
Kudos to you Holly! I have always adopted from shelters including NK's and each dog that has become a member of our home has been great.
Politics Sheriff of NK July 04, 2014 at 12:28 AM
this is great news! NK really has made some great hiring choices in the public safety area lately...

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