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Animal Services Officer's persistence saves lives by finding forever homes

SEGUIN, Texas –Andrea Mangold has worked for Seguin Animal Services for six years. As an Animal Services Officer she has to deal with sad situations involving dogs and cats. However, she is passionate about helping the homeless pets in our community beat the odds by finding forever homes. Mangold’s dedication is being recognized this month with the Employee of the Month Award.

“Andrea has a great love and abundance of passion when it comes to animals and our shelter’s animals have a much better chance because of her,” said Animal Services Manager Shelley Lutz.

Mangold works tirelessly to find a better outcome for animals who find their way to the shelter. As the “self-appointed adoption/transfer coordinator”, she hunts down rescues from across the state who may be able to save one of the animals. She takes the time to take photos to promote the animals and follows up on any leads she comes up with.

“I send emails and text messages to rescues nationwide with information and pictures of the animal in need. I include details like their health status, what they like, their temperament, but also adding a storyline makes them seem interesting and irresistible to grab their attention is important,” said Mangold.

Adoption events are another way Mangold has found a creative solution to getting more dogs and cats adopted. Last fall, they were able to adopt out eight dogs during a one day event called “Pumpkins and Puppies” held at the First United Methodist Church. ###