AHS Animal Control Officer Sam Cintron named the 2023 National Animal Care and Control Association’s Officer of the Year!
“Receiving this award is an incredible honor for me. The reason behind my passion for animal welfare is deeply rooted in me, and I have always been determined to help animals in need. I am thrilled that my efforts to combine my love for animals and my community have been recognized. Educating the younger generation is one of my top priorities, and I hope to continue doing so. Winning this award has motivated me to push myself further and keep learning and growing as I help my community. Thank you, NACA for this honor.”
Check out what some of Sam’s colleagues have to say:
“Sam is a dedicated animal control officer who truly cares not only for the animals but the community he serves. He is diligent about educating children about the importance of compassionate animal care and reminding them that ACOs are helpers and not someone to be afraid of. He checked in on his fellow co-workers during difficult times, and always made a point to check up on the animals he saved.”
Sam has been with the organization for less than a year and in that time has touched the community with his kindness, educated the community on proper wildlife care practices, and has saved countless lives. Sam, congratulations and continue the amazing work! We are so proud to have you on our team.