The “Dog Catcher” - Animal Control Officers and their great work.

July 21, 2017

Our Guest: TJ Jordi is a firefighter, certified master diver, service dog trainer, and recipient of the Humane Heros award. He is now directr of Tennessee Cheatham County Animal Control. One of his dogs, rescued (of course), Scooter has become a celebrity, Grand Marshall special Olympics, therapy dog, star of Miracle Dogs, Adventures on wheels.

Cheatham County Animal Control is a County Government facility that receives nearly 2200 animals a year with room to house only 50 at a time. Only four staff members clean, feed, treat, bathe, intake, answer phone, and make onsite calls for: at large, cruelty, neglect, and all other issues. The staff also works to save every animal possible with limited resources. Cheatham County is over 360 square miles and is filled with unwanted animals. Our county compliance on vaccinations, spay/neuter, and safety of animals is low. We are leading our staff and our community toward a culture change - which will take time...time our animals do not always have on their side. We rely on Rescues, Adopters, Donations and Education to do the very best we can to care for the many animals we receive dail