CHICKAMAUGA, GA – Stephanie McTaggart took over management duties at the Walker County Animal Shelter and Adoption Center this morning. Her promotion was announced during a Shelter staff meeting.
McTaggart will be tasked with overseeing day to day operations, carrying out projects to improve animal adoptions and spay/neuter in the community, reduce euthanasia and coordinate with cities on intake agreements.
In 2015, McTaggart joined the Shelter staff as a Rescue Coordinator, working with animal rescue groups to place dogs and cats in good homes. In 2017, her efforts helped save 825 animals, a 25% increase over the prior year. She will continue do perform this function in her new position.
McTaggart plans to make the Walker County Animal Shelter & Adoption Center more visible to the public in 2018 by holding adoption events out in the community. She also wants to improve volunteer opportunities through a new service program. An additional focus will be to enhance access online to lost/found and adoptable animals.