Columbia County Animal Services Agency of the Year. Courtesy photo
Columbia County Animal Services Agency of the Year. Courtesy photo

Columbia County Animal Services named Animal Services Agency of Year

Columbia County Animal Services was named Animal Services Agency of the Year for 2024 by the Georgia Animal Control Association (GACA) at its 37th Annual Conference in Tybee Island, Georgia.

Presented to Animal Services Manager, Linda Glasscock and Animal Services Officer, Jeremiah Ford on March 1, this prestigious award is a testament to the outstanding commitment and dedication that
Columbia County Animal Services demonstrates in providing top-tier services and fostering a
safer and more humane environment for animals, according to a news release from Columbia County’s public relations manager Cassidy Harris.

The department’s operational excellence, innovative strategies, and proactive outreach programs have set a commendable standard for animal care, not only within the community but also as an example for other agencies in the state of Georgia and nationwide to emulate, the release said.

“The team is so deserving of this recognition and award. Led by Mrs. Glasscock, they take great pride in their work, the shelter, and the animals they care for. They host many events throughout the year that not only bring people to the shelter but also benefit the community. An example of this would be the Low Cost Rabies Clinics they offer; their involvement in our schools by participating in STEM programs;
and Saturday Adoption Events. Their greatest accomplishment is maintaining a 0% euthanasia
rate for time and space. Congratulations to the entire team on this outstanding accomplishment,” said John Luton, Community Services Director.

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