April 7-13 is National Animal Control Officers Association Week when we are reminded to give a collective THANK YOU to all our Animal Control employees, who handle so many different issues throughout the year!

From rabies prevention to handling the problems of irresponsible animal owners, New Bedford's staff, under Director Manny Maciel, is a model for others.

An animal's eye's has the power to speak a clear and understandable language of appreciation, so let's verbalize it for them and send a card of gratitude to: NBPD Animal Control Dept., 834 Kempton St., New Bedford, MA 02740. Thanks!