Thursday, April 27, 2017

Preventing Dog Bite Attacks in WPB

During National Dog Bite Prevention Week, Lt. Ann McCaffrey-Elder (behind table) of Palm Beach County Animal Care and Control, along with Blackie (far left), participated in an educational event in the lobby of the West Palm Beach Main Office.

Lt. McCaffrey-Edler graduated from the State University of New York at Stony Brook with a Bachelor’s degree; concentration in Biology/minor in Marine Science. She has been employed in various capacities working with animals, wild and domestic, captive and in the field for over twenty years. Interpreting and recording animal behaviors has been an integral part of each position.

After relocating from New York, she joined Palm Beach County Animal Care and Control in 2007 as an Animal Control Officer. She served as the Dangerous Dog Coordinator during her four years as Sergeant, successfully filing the agency’s first felony charges under Florida’s dangerous dog statute. Lt. McCaffrey-Edler has served as Field Supervisor since 2012.

Photo: West Palm Beach Customer Relations Coordinator Curlita Rogers-Saunders

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