Bulloch County Animal Services will have a new Director as of May 29. Barbara Diaz was named Animal Services Director earlier this week by Public Safety Director, Ted Wynn.
“Barbara has served as Interim Director since January,” says Wynn. “During that time, she has proven her capabilities to do the job and has already brought forward some new ideas that will continue the life-affirming philosophy we embrace every day in our Animal Services division.”
Diaz has been with Animal Services since April 2017 when she was hired as a full-time Kennel Technician. In March 2019, she was promoted to Shelter Supervisor.
“I am very honored and excited for this opportunity, and I look forward to continuing our growth and outreach of Animal Service we offer to our community,” says Diaz.
She has a vision to save as many homeless animals as possible, and continue pet education, as well as, becoming a leader example within the animal welfare community.
“We will continue to embrace a life affirming posture and work diligently to achieve no-kill status on our felines as we have already achieved on our canine friends,” says Diaz. “We will engage to the public to help because this is a community issue. We cannot do it without our citizens involvement. Together we can do great things.”
The Bulloch County Animal Services houses 33 feline kennels and 65 canine kennels. This number is isolation and adoption areas combined.
In addition to sheltering and adoption services, Animal Services also provides an animal welfare enforcement division that operates to ensures the safety, humane treatment and protection of all animals, as well as educating pet owners and the public on proper animal care within our community.
Animal Services is located at 81 Mill Creek Road and is open to the public: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday from 11 am to 5 pm; Tuesday, Friday from 12:30 pm to 5 pm; and on Saturdays from 12 pm (Noon) until 3 pm. Saturdays are “Adoption Only” so there is no intake of animals on Saturdays. Only animals found in Bulloch County will be taken in.
For more information about Bulloch County Animal Services, please call (912) 764-4529 or visit www.bullochcounty.net/animal-services