Shelter Supervisor Resigns, Douglas County's Loss

Yesterday Tracy Thompson resigned as animal shelter supervisor from Douglas county animal control.

Yesterday was a sad day for the animals and the citizens of Douglas County Georgia.

Yesterday Tracy Thompson resigned as animal shelter supervisor from Douglas county animal control.

Tracy was a dedicated employee who always sought to provide the best benefit and the best outcome for all animals brought into the Douglas county animal shelter. Tracy has been instrumental in working with rescues and volunteers and volunteering her time to help find homes for the homeless animals of Douglas county. Tracy's efforts are responsible for a large part of the success of DCAC over the past year and the ability to increase rescues, adoptions and the lowering of the euthanasia rate to 16% for the entire year.

Tracy's contributions to those efforts will be immediately and noticeably felt by her absence. Tracy spent countless hours medicating sick animals and seeking veterinary care for the injured, while volunteering her own time to transport animals to rescues and veterinary care.

Her last official act as a county animal shelter employee was to take two injured dogs for veterinary care yesterday. Service to the citizens of Douglas county will now be greatly reduced and to a more significant extent, the care and welfare that Tracy provided to the animals under her care will no longer be present at the shelter. The citizens of Douglas county will suffer from the loss of this dedicated employee, but more tragically, countless animals in Douglas county will no longer have the benefit of her caring attention to their needs and the hands on attention that she provided to animals and citizens.

I want to personally thank her and wish her the best, as I know that wherever she goes in her career from this point forward, the animals and the people that she comes in contact with will be the better for her having been part of their lives.

Semper Fidelis

Carl Pyrdum

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Susan Lance February 02, 2013 at 05:17 PM
Tracey was fabulous....she will be missed by the animals and the volunteers. Such a loss for Douglas County Animal Shelter.
joey casey February 03, 2013 at 08:30 PM
Well this is what happens when a heartless murderer takes over as boss to someone who has compassion.
Karen February 04, 2013 at 12:35 AM
Nice article, Carl. Tracey was one of the best things to happen to our shelter. She is compassionate and very well connected in the rescue community. She worked tirelessly and she saved SO many lives. She will be missed terribly. What a sad turn of events for the animals in our shelter.
Michelle February 04, 2013 at 10:19 PM
Anyway to contact Tracey, she cared for my dog while she was at the shelter? Please this is very important, thanks.
McTyre Locksmith February 05, 2013 at 08:24 PM
Carl was removed today, another step back for Douglas County


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