Delaware Animal Care and Control Officers promoted at Annual Meeting

Three Delaware Animal Care and Control officers (all Staff Sergeants) were promoted to Lieutenant at the FSAC-SPCA’s recent Annual Meeting.  They received Lieutenant's bars and promotion certificates from board president Alex Moore.

Left to right: Lt. David Hulse, Kent County Division,  Lt. Mary Palacio, Sussex Division, and Lt. Trudy Hollett, New Castle County Division were honored at the meeting.  Alex Moore, board president is to the far right, and Executive Director Kevin Usilton, and DEACC Captain Sherri Warburton are in the back.

 In addition, several DEACC staff received honors at the meeting for exemplary service:

Field Sgt. Kimberly Snares, Michael Ackenbrack, Sandra Galloway, and Andrew Shockley.  New Castle County Field Sergeant Eric Barnes and Corporal Brandon Jarboe were also recognized for their service but were unable to attend.

The mission of the First State Animal Center and SPCA is twofold: they protect animals from people, by prevention of cruelty and suffering, rescue of the trapped or injured, emergency medical treatment, temporary housing for homeless animals and the reduction of homeless pet overpopulation through targeted spay/neuter and education programs; and they protect people from animals through their commitment  in placing only stable, safe and well-adjusted animals into homes where they will thrive while simultaneously educating the public about responsible pet guardianship.

Delaware Animal Care and Control is under the auspices of the First State Animal Center – SPCA. Delaware Animal Control is the enforcement agency for Title 3, Title 9 and Title 11 laws pertaining to animal welfare. Title 3 pertains to rabies control; Title 9 pertains to housing and dangerous dogs, and Title 11 pertains to animal cruelty.

Information about the First State Animal Center and SPCA, a non-profit, charitable organization, can be found at 

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