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Honoring County’s Devotion to Animals

“We’re making history today for the animal shelter, Animal Services division, police department and county,” said shelter Director Tawny Hammond. “Fairfax is a national role model and leader, and it’s a very exciting day”….

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Exit Interview: Animal Services Chief Tawny Hammond

Last month, after a brief, two-year tenure, Tawny Hammond announced that she would leave her position as the city’s Animal Services Chief to take a job as Midwest regional director for the Best Friends Animal Society, a nonprofit group that works to spread the no-kill movement across the United States. The decision came at a time when already, many titles in the city begin with “interim.”…

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Departing Austin Animal Services Director Reflects on No-Kill Progress

Austin’s maintained that status for more than six years, meaning at least 90 percent of animals it takes in, leave the shelter alive. In her two years as director, Tawny Hammond was able to increase the annual live outcome rate to more than 96 percent. Last month, the shelter achieved a 97.9 percent live outcome rate….

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Leaving Fairfax With Something to Remember

At some point in life, every person should hear gratitude the way the members of the Board of Supervisors expressed theirs to Tawny Hammond.

“I’m all shaky and rubbery inside,” said Hammond, who heard 15 minutes of appreciation Tuesday, June 23 from the Board of Supervisors….

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Best Friends Animal Society

  • “For much of Tawny’s career, she facilitated leadership programs for professionals and community organizations, as well as focusing on professional development and succession planning”
  • “Tawny has a proven track record of success, serving for more than 25 years in municipal government in Fairfax County, Virginia, and bringing the Fairfax County Animal Shelter to no-kill in less than two years.” See the Full Article Here