Our Staff and Shelter

ANIMAL CONTROL

Falls under the supervision of  Lieutenant Ric Yelding.

 

SUPPORT SERVICES

Lieutenant Ric Yelding, manages and oversees the day to day operations of  three divisions; Communications, Corrections and Animal Control.

The Daphne Police Department employs two civilian Animal Control Officers and one Animal Control Technician. Animal Control Officers provide an important community service by appearing before school groups, senior citizen groups or other community groups to discuss animal control topics or show breeds of dogs, and cats of interest.

They are responsible for responding to animal related complaints, investigating animal cruelty cases, reports of rabid animals, and animal bites. The animal control officers also enforce the leash law and city animal control ordinances regulating dogs, and cats. In addition, they capture stray and lost animals, issue citations and maintain pet I.D. License files.

Animal Control works closely with other animal service organizations such as, The Haven, B.A.R.C., Baldwin Animal Rescue Center and local rescue groups.

STAFF

Glenda Gardner, Animal Shelter Technician

Glenda’s primary responsibility is to assist the Animal Control Officers’ with the daily office support duties of the shelter.  The Shelter Technician’s position is front-line customer service to the general public, and city employees. Personal contact occurs with city departments,   citizens, city officials, police officers other animal agencies. Customer Service is provided in person when escorting/welcoming visitors to the shelter and impound area, answering questions about animals, by mail, by phone inquiries or addressing customer complaints. Glenda assists Animal Control Officers with research of ownership of animals brought to the shelter; assists public with adoption applications, reclaim of lost/impound animals, and licensing of pets. She assists the public searching for lost animals in displaying fliers brought into the shelter; collection of all fees, maintains records related to animal releases, identification, impoundment of incoming animals, adoptions and transfers to “No-Kill” agencies.  She also educates the public about the state and local laws on treatment and sheltering of animals.

Rhonda Jones, Animal Control Officer

Rhonda’s primary responsibility involves supervising the operations, programs, and staff of the City’s Animal Shelter under the direction of Lt. Ric Yelding, of the Support Services Division.  Enforce Animal Control Ordinances Codes & Regulations city-wide.  This position oversees the daily operation of the animal shelter program, manages kennel operations, paraprofessional animal health care, humane euthanasia in compliance with acceptable disposal of sick, wild, diseased, adoptable and injured animals, and maintains ethical standards of conduct. Patrol assigned areas on a rotating schedule fostering positive relations with the public. Investigate complaints and disturbances, explains state and local laws, codes and ordinances. Assist Police Officers and other agencies’ officers with enforcing the animal control codes.  Issue citations for violation of applicable regulations, prepares documentation for court cases, search for animals at-large, look for animal neglect and cruelty and completes required reports, provide educational outreach of pet overpopulation and spay & neuter programs. Increase community awareness of shelter’s adoptable pets by holding off-site pet adoptions.

Linda Mathews, Animal Control Officer

Linda’s primary responsibility is enforcement of Animal Control Ordinances Codes & Regulations city-wide. Patrol assigned areas on a rotating schedule fostering positive relations with the public. Investigate complaints and disturbances, explains state and local laws, codes and ordinances. Assist Police Officers and other agencies’ officers with enforcing the animal control codes.  Check for licenses and rabies immunizations, inspects confinement of vicious or dangerous animals, interact with residents by making random documented site visits, humane euthanasia in compliance with acceptable disposal of sick, wild, diseased, unadoptable and injured animals, and maintains ethical standards of conduct.  Issue citations for violation of applicable regulations, prepares documentation for court cases, search for animals at-large, look for animal neglect and cruelty and completes required reports, provide educational outreach of pet overpopulation and spay & neuter programs. Increase community awareness of shelter’s adoptable pets by holding off-site pet adoptions.