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Local animal control officer honored for helping animals

Posted at 2:50 PM, Oct 27, 2017

A Mid-Michigan animal control officer is being honored for her work to help animals.

Ingham County Animal Control Officer Caitlin Budzinski was named Michigan ACO of the Year by the Michigan Association of Animal Control Officers (MAACO) this week. She received the honor for her service and going above and beyond to protect the welfare of animals.

“I have worked with Officer Budzinski and have been very impressed by her professionalism and work ethic,” stated Becky Neal, MAACO’s President and an ACO in Eaton County. The MAACO Board of Directors selected Budzinski as ACO of the Year from nominees at the annual MAACO/Great Lakes Animal Welfare Conference in Battle Creek.

Budzinski, who's been with Ingham County Animal Control since April 2014, says she's honored to have been chosen for the award by her colleagues.