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Boone County Finds New Animal Shelter Director Locally After National Search

The Boone County Animal Shelter has a new director.

Colleen Bray was named to the position at the Boone County Fiscal Court meeting earlier this month.

Bray was selected after a national search that brought in forty applicants. The county chose to keep Bray, who was already employed at the shelter.

“The animal care and control director is an important leadership position serving the entire county. After conducting a national search, it was gratifying to find the most qualified candidate right here in Boone County," said Judge/Executive Gary Moore. "I look forward to working with Colleen to continue to build upon the culture of high quality care for our animals and service to the public.”

Bray has served the Boone County Animal Shelter as kennel technician, animal control officer, and the animal control sergeant, a senior leadership position within the department.

Bray is a National Animal Care and Control Association Level 1 and 2-certified Animal Control Officer, a certified euthanasia specialist, and a current board member of the Kentucky Animal Control Association.      

The Director of Animal Care and Control position was previously held by Beckey Reiter who served Boone County in the position for 23 years.