COG Animal Services Committee Chairman Rodney Taylor welcomes nominees and attendees to COG's 6th Annual Animal Services Awards.
Nancy Perry, Vice President of Government Affairs at the Humane Society of the United States gives remarks at the Awards ceremony.
Emcee Liz Crenshaw of WRC News 4 begins the Awards presentation.
Photographs of award winners with Chairman Taylor appear below:
The Winners Of The 2009 Volunteer Of The Year Award: Virginia and Randolph Jones, Prince George’s County Animal Management Group
Winners of the 2009 Administrative Customer Services Award: Donna Levesque and Angela Joynt, Loudoun County Animal Care and Control’s administrative team
The Prince William County Animal Caretaker Team won the 2009 Animal Care Award
The Winner of the 2009 Leadership Award: Adrienne Burton, Loudoun County Animal Care & Control
The 2009 Veterinarian of the Year Award recipient: Dr. Valerie Campbell and Staff, Blue Ridge Veterinary Associates (Dr. Valerie Campbell not pictured, award received on her behalf)
The 2009 Humane Education Award winners: Michelle Hankins, Community Outreach Program Manager and Volunteers, Chris Kopp and Susan Spaulding, Fairfax County Animal Shelter (Karen Diviney, Shelter Director, pictured)
Washington, D.C. Firefighters Rodney Taylor (left) and Christopher Holmes were the ceremony's special guests and provided attendees with an overview of the duties and talents of their canine partners, Dozen and Cazo respectively.
The Winner of the 2009 Wildlife Advocacy/Rescue/Rehab Award: Erika Yeary, Wildlife Bunch Wildlife Rehabilitation
The winner of the 2009 Adoption Award: Jamie Scotto and the Cat Adoption Team at the Washington Animal Rescue League
Animal Rescue Story of 2009 Winners: Officers Edwin Owens and Shawn Covington, Washington Humane Society
The 2009 Animal Control / Humane Officer Award Winner: Officer Jessica McLemore, Fairfax County Animal Services Division (Office McLemore not pictured, award received on her behalf)
The 2009 Community Impact Award Winners: Mary Jarvis and the Project Rescue Team of the Washington Animal Rescue League
Karen Diviney, Director of the Fairfax County Animal Shelter gives closing remarks to winners, nominees, and attendees.