Two years ago, Tawny Hammond fulfilled a lifelong dream when she moved Up North and took over a kayak rental business on Boardman Lake. Even when she was a teenager, Hammond knew she would end up in Traverse City.
“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”….
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.”…
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….
“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