is from Franklin, TN and is employed with Williams County Animal Control
.She has been with them for ten years and is currently the Assistant Director.She
does oversee many aspects of the shelter, also the volunteer and education programs.The education program is developed for pre-school through high school aged kids, there is also education for adults.
The program emphasizes the positive aspects of the Williams County Animal Control
, in addition to such topics as animal safety, cruelty and responsible pet ownership.Debby
has also been involved in a successful project of developing the MaggieÕs Bark Park.This is the first off leash dog park in the state of Tennessee.She
has also established a second park called RascalÕs Run Around, for smaller dogs and puppies.
The parks are located near the shelter and have increased the shelters visibility in the community.This has increased adoptions in the community and donations to the shelter.Debby
has been very successful in court cases involving animal abuse and neglect.She
also has a great skill in dealing with potentially difficult situations.Her
calm and compassionate demeanor has helped defuse many problems, and her
empathy and people skills have won her
many admirers throughout the middle Tennessee area.Williams County Animal Control
has an excellent volunteer program, which is organized by Debby
.There are many things that the volunteers do for the community.In April of last year, Debby
was diagnosed with a brain tumor.Her
last words before her
medical leave were, "Please take care of my animals."This compassion, selflessness and dedication personify DebbyÕs work ethic.She
came back to work after her
surgery, well before expected, more dedicated and enthusiastic than ever.