The HSVC is proud to announce the promotion of Humane Officer J. Utter to Senior Humane Officer! Utter began her journey with the Humane Society of Ventura County (HSVC) as an Adoption Counselor in November 2019. She was offered the chance to pursue her passion for animal welfare after exhibiting all the outstanding qualities necessary to become a Humane Officer. Since becoming a Humane Officer, Utter has made a difference in the lives of countless animals experiencing abuse and neglect. We are so proud of how far she's come!
In October 2020, Utter completed the San Diego Humane Society Basic Animal Law Enforcement Academy. Following extensive training and fulfillment of additional requirements, Utter was officially sworn into office in June of 2021 by Judge Henry Walsh at the Ventura County Courthouse. She brings exemplary leadership skills and investigation expertise to the department. Utter will also act as the field training officer for A. Derringer and R. Gonzalez through their journey to become humane officers.
"Officer Utter is dedicated to this field and making a difference for animals in need. The shelter is lucky to have her fighting the never-ending fight to end animal cruelty within Ventura County and beyond. I am excited to welcome her as the Senior Humane Officer and to watch her grow in her career," said Humane Investigations Director, Kendra King. Congratulations, Senior Officer Utter!
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