Animal Control officer Tammy Webb has been named director of Warren County Animal Control. She, along with assistant director Kimberly Pettrey, were selected Tuesday night during a round of interviews.
“I feel Tammy is the most qualified person for the job,” said Health and Welfare Committee chairperson Sally Brock. “She has proven herself and deserves this chance. I think we’ve made the right choice.”
With the facility since November 2010, Webb has been interim director and the only employee there since January. She applied for the position with eight other individuals.
“I’m excited at being chosen as director,” said Webb. “I’m looking forward to serving the county and helping them with all their needs. I appreciate all the support I received in the community in backing me in getting this position. I also appreciate the community’s confidence in me.”
Webb says she is looking forward to working with Pettrey in animal control.
“I’m looking forward to working with my new assistant,” she said. “I’m hoping that together we can encourage better laws and we can get a handle on the dog and cat situation in Warren County.”
Pettrey was born in Ohio, raised in Florida, and became a Warren County resident more than 12 years ago.
“We purchased property in Warren Count in 1997 and moved here in 1999,” said Pettrey. “We relocated after our kids were grown. We loved this area, especially the friendly nature of the people here.”
While in Florida, she worked closely with Florida Fish and Game.
“I’ve always been an animal lover,” she said. “I worked rehabilitating animals that were found hurt. You name an animal and I probably have some experience with it. I did that for 10 years.”
Pettrey has a positive outlook on the future of animal control.
“I want to learn my job requirements and do the very best I can,” she said. “I would like to focus on adoption. Hopefully, there will be plenty of adoptions, but I do understand that it’s animal control. I want to better the facility in any way I can.”
Webb and Pettrey were selected by committee members Brock, Teddy Boyd, Billy Earl Jones, Diane Starkey and Blaine Wilcher using a scoring system during one-on-one interviews with 11 individuals.