Nominations Sought for Animal Control Officer of 2013

Deadline for nominations: September 13, 2013

Boston, MA–The Animal Rescue League (ARL) of Boston and the Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (MSPCA) are accepting nominations for the 2013 Massachusetts Animal Control Officer (ACO) of the Year Award.

09-9 ACO of the YearThis annual award honors an individual ACO’s efforts to promote responsible pet ownership in his/her local community throughout the year by:

  • Manifesting a dedicated, humane attitude toward the treatment and well-being of all animals.
  • Effectively enforcing pet responsibility laws.
  • Conducting public awareness and humane education programs.
  • Maintaining cooperative working relationships with other agencies involved with animals, such as state and local government departments, other ACOs, and animal protection groups.

The ARL of Boston and MSPCA encourage government officials, other officers, animal protection organizations, or private citizens to recommend award candidates for consideration.  Nominations should be in writing and should explain how the nominee has met the above criteria.

Please submit nominations by September 13 to both:

Alan Borgal
Animal Rescue League of Boston
10 Chandler Street
Boston, MA 02117

Kara Holmquist
350 South Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02130