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St. Louis County Animal Control has a new director

St. Louis County Animal Care and Control hasn’t had a permanent director since March of 2018.

ST. LOUIS COUNTY, Mo. — The St. Louis County Department of Public Health has announced a new director at St. Louis County Animal Care and Control.

Dr. Vanessa M. R. Duris started her new role on Monday Nov. 18.

St. Louis County Animal Control hasn’t had a permanent director since March of 2018, according to a press release.

Duris was previously at Iberville Shelter and Animal Control where she implemented adoption, foster and volunteer programs that resulted in thousands of pets being adopted.

She also assisted in the rehabilitation of birds who were severely injured by the BP Oil Spill.  

“I am thrilled for the opportunity to positively impact the lives of both the animals and the community that this shelter serves,” she said in the press release.

The Department of Health also announced Mandy Ryan will be joining ACC as the population manager on Dec. 16.

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