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Sgt. Andy Daenzer named Ingham Co. Animal Control acting director

Posted: 4:32 PM, Aug 06, 2018
Updated: 2018-08-07 15:25:53Z

 The Ingham County Sheriff's office announced their latest change in leadership for the Ingham County Animal Control & Shelter (ICACS).

Sergeant Andy Daenzer of the Ingham County Sheriff’s Office has been temporarily assigned as the acting director of the lCACS. Sergeant Daenzer has been with the Sheriff’s Office for 15 years. He has served as a member of the (SRT) Special Response Team for 10 years, a canine handler for 7 years, a road patrol Sergeant for 4 years and is currently the canine team supervisor.

Sergeant Daenzer’s familiarization with the law and understanding of animals will serve the county well when combined with his team building and organizational skills. He has begun working with Animal Control staff and Interim Deputy Director Kate Turner and will continue to do so until a replacement is found.

Kate Turner has served as Community Service and Outreach Manager with Animal Control since March 2017 and had previously worked at the Shelter from September 2010 to August 2014. The shelter continues to move forward with all planned community services, outreach events, and adoption programs.

Former director John Dinon was terminated July 31st at a special Board of Commissioners meeting, that discussed the personnel matters of leadership at ICACS. Before the meeting started, the former deputy director Anne Burns turned him her retirement, effective by the end of last week.