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Tonya DeGrand,

Animal Services Supervisor
Responsibilities include supervision of all Animal Services staff and the day-to-day operations of the Animal Services Center. This includes hiring and training staff and volunteers. Additionally, the Supervisor serves as the Secretary of the Animal Service Advisory Committee. 


Alicia Johnson, 

Administrative Secretary
Responsibilities include processing of transactions and legal documents pertaining to the animals housed at the shelter, communicating with shelter patrons and citizens concerning policies, ordinances, and state laws, adoption promotion and marketing. This position is also responsible for the website and all social media for the Police Department.


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Lauren Engel, 

Animal Control Officer
Primary responsibilities include the health and safety of all pets within the City of Watauga and animals housed at the Shelter, investigations, court appearances, City ordinance enforcement, rabies control, community education, and shelter maintenance.

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Meranda Cano, 

Kennel Tech
Our Kennel Tech position is the most important position in maintaining the Shelter and the good health of each pet.  She works diligently and tirelessly to provide an enjoyable environment for hundreds of animals each year.