Jacksonville’s Animal Care and Protective Services division has something to bark about — it was named the Outstanding Animal Control Agency of the Year for Florida.
Recognized out of more than 130 agencies in the state as a leader in animal programs and services by the Florida Animal Control Association, the award brings with it no financial gain for the shelter and pet adoption center on 2020 Forest St.
But it does show how hard work has improved the agency’s community service to the point where the professional association of animal care and control personnel in Florida noticed and approved, said Scott Trebatoski, division chief of Jacksonville Animal Care and Protective Services.
“That is a great testament to all of the great work [of] not only all the team members, but also the work of our partnerships with the Jacksonville Humane Society and No More Homeless Pets,” Trebatoski said. “It is a huge award and one that everyone worked hard to get, and it really is a testament to the community to step up and be recognized as best in the state.”