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Taft unsung hero wins national Petco award

Posted at 3:47 PM, May 28, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-28 21:00:10-04

A woman who left her job last year to start a no-kill shelter in Taft has won an award recognizing her efforts.

Kayla Denney announced on her Facebook page that the Petco Foundation named the Taft Animal Control Supervisor it’s 2019 “Unsung Hero” grant for her animal lifesaving efforts in Taft.

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Posted by Kayla Denney on Tuesday, May 28, 2019

 

Now the Taft Animal Control will be the recipient of a $25,000 grant.

Denney stated the Taft Animal Control had saved the lives of over 500 animals that otherwise nobody would know existed.

In November, Denney will speak at the Petco Foundation’s gala in San Diego, California.

The campaign features a web series that recognizes extraordinary individuals and organizations who dedicate their lives to helping animals in their communities.

The web series is produced by renowned dog trainer, behaviorist, and former Animal Planet star Victoria Stilwell.

The Taft Animal Control currently has only six working kennels.

Denney plans to use some of the money to add six more working kennels. It would double the number of dogs she would be able to rescue.