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Fischbach to fill vacant spot at Animal Control
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Hopefully, the fourth time will be the charm as Karla Fischbach has been selected as the new part-time worker at Warren County Animal Control. Fischbach was selected from a field of 13 applicants, four of whom interviewed last week.
Committee members are hopeful this will be the only time they have to fill a vacant position at Animal Control this year. They hired three different people to work there during the course of 2012.
Fischbach joins director Kim Pettrey on the Animal Control staff.
Fischbach’s background check and motor vehicle review (MVR) both came back with good results. She has taken her drug test.
“I have checked Karla’s references and, with the results of her background check and the MVR coming back so soon, I feel very, very good everything else will come back fine,” said County Executive John Pelham.
Fischbach’s previous experience working with animals impressed members of the county’s Health and Welfare Committee. She has trained dogs in different sports, obedience and tracking. She previously worked as a kennel manager in Illinois for a vet and has been certified in euthanasia.
Fischbach has been volunteering at Animal Control with Pettrey and helped with the recent Santa Paws pet adoption at Three Star Mall.
All persons interviewed were asked eight questions by members of the Health and Welfare Committee and were rated on each on a scale from 1 to 5, with 5 being the best.
Pettrey was also in attendance during the interviews and asked each candidate two questions. One question asked how the applicants would feel having to remove animals which had been dead for a while from roadways.
“It’s not a pretty sight, and you might think you know what it would be like but really, you can’t imagine. The smell is terrible,” said Pettrey.
“I wouldn’t like it, but I would just deal with it. I would do what I had to do,” said Fischbach.
 Members of the county Health and Welfare Committee are Sally Brock, Teddy Boyd, Billy Earl Jones, Diane Starkey and Blaine Wilcher.