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Kenton County Hires Former Boone County Director for Animal Shelter's Top Post

The Kenton County Fiscal Court meeting appointed a new director of the animal shelter on Tuesday night.

Beckey Reiter takes over the shelter's top job after more than thirty years experience in animal care and control, serving twenty-three of those years at the Boone County Animal Shelter.

In Boone County, Reiter is credited with establishing a multi-year plan focused on restoring public confidence through employee training, improvement of animal care, customer service, and positive communication with local animal groups, a news release said.

She is a member of the National Animal Control Association as well as the Kentucky Animal Control Association. In 2008, she received the Lifetime Achievement Award for her work in animal care and control.

“I’m looking forward to getting to know the staff and volunteers and sharing with them a vision of where we can take Kenton County,” said Reiter, in a statement. “I look forward to working together, building a team and honing in on our skills. I’m excited to be a part of this shelter and this community!”

“Beckey brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to Kenton County,” said Judge/Executive Kris Knochelmann. “She is a great asset and we all look forward to what she will accomplish with her team at the shelter.”

The Kenton County Animal Shelter is located at 020 Mary Laidley Dr., in Covington.

-Staff report