Animal Control Officers honored by peers
Pasco County Animal Services (PCAS) strives for excellence when it comes to serving our community. Exemplary customer service, from hardworking, committed and caring staff is the shelter’s key to success. Pasco County Animal Services would like to recognize Ron Altman and Lorraine Drake for their outstanding initiative and dedication to the pets and citizens of Pasco County.
Ronald Altman, Animal Services Field Supervisor, has received The 2016 Florida Animal Control Association’s Supervisor of the Year Award. Ron’s determination, passion and genuine care for his team and community are reflected in this advanced recognition award. Ron has implemented individual training programs for each officer in the field; served as an Alumni mentor for Pasco County’s Leadership Development Program (LDP); overseen several hoarding cases involving more than 540 animals; and assisted the citizens and pets of Pasco who were affected by flooding during Hurricane Matthew. Ron continues to show outstanding leadership and support for shelter operations and to residents of Pasco County.
Lorraine Drake is Pasco County Animal Services’ first Certified Humane Investigator. Lorraine began her career at the shelter in 2005 as an Animal Care Technician and was quickly promoted to Animal Control Officer. Lorraine has worked many animal cruelty investigations, resolving each with meticulous consideration and compassion. Noting her work ethic and devotion to Animal Services’ mission, Field Supervisor Ron Altman selected Lorraine to attend the Humane Investigator certification program presented by the University of Missouri. Lorraine completed the program in August, 2016 and also recently completed an Animal Forensics Workshop at the University of Florida.
Pasco County is proud of Ron and Lorraine and congratulates them both on their accomplishments.