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Montgomery County Police Department Announces New Animal Services Director

For Immediate Release: Friday, September 13, 2013

Mary C. Healey, a former Executive Director of the Washington Humane Society, has been hired as the new Director of the Montgomery County Police - Animal Services Division.  Healey was chosen after a nationwide search and was chosen from 50 applicants.  She will begin her new position on September 23.  Police Chief J. Thomas Manger said, "Mary comes to us with over 25 years of experience, and we are very fortunate to have her lead our new shelter.”

As Director of the Montgomery County Police - Animal Services Division, Healey will manage the daily operations of the Animal Services Division within the Department of Police and will oversee the new, state-of-the-art Montgomery County Animal Services and Adoption Center.  Healey said, "I am thrilled to be joining the Montgomery County Animal Services Division. With the opening of the new Animal Services and Adoption Center, we have before us a great opportunity to better serve the people and animals of Montgomery County, and to become a recognized leader in humane governance and animal care. I know our Montgomery County team will make it happen!"

Healey has had many years of experience in animal services.  In addition to serving as Executive Director of the Washington Humane Society, she also served as Director of the District of Columbia Animal Control Agency.  Healey has also been a sanctuary manager for People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals and Director of Caddo Parish Animal Control in Shreveport, Louisiana.  For the last seven years, Healey has worked for the American Plant Food Company in various management and executive roles.

Healey holds a Bachelor of Science in Animal Production from the Pennsylvania State University.


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Release ID: 13-304
Media Contact: mcpnews 
Categories: press-releases