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Metro Animal Services Captain Appointed as Agency's Interim Director

Thursday January 6, 2005

Mayor Jerry Abramson today announced that Capt. Ann Camp of Metro Animal Services has been named the agency’s interim director, effective Jan. 3.

Camp will lead Animal Services during the search process for a permanent replacement for Eric Blow, who retired December 31 after 26 years as director.
“Capt. Camp has been a key part of the Animal Services team for a decade, and the last six years in leadership positions,” Abramson said. “She will be an outstanding leader for the department during this transition.”

Camp, 41, worked for three years as an Animal Services officer, four years as a sergeant and has been captain for the past two-and-a-half years. She is certified in chemical immobilization and has completed National Animal Control Association training Level I and II.
“I am looking forward to some exciting new things and some changes here at Animal Services,” Camp said. “We will be installing an entire new computer-software system and the greatly anticipated mobile-treatment clinic will be arriving soon.”

Public Works and Services Secretary Rudy Davidson will oversee the national search for a permanent director.

“A search committee has been formed and is currently evaluating 19 applications from around the country,” Davidson said. “Questionnaires were sent to each applicant requesting information relative to their experience and interest in the position.”

Davidson said applicants’ responses are due by mid-January and he expects the committee to make a recommendation by late February.