Sarah Akins’ love for animals began when she was about six or seven years old.
After a conversation at the Oktibbeha County Humane Society animal shelter with Richard McKee, the animal control officer for Starkville at the time, she embarked on a 12-year career with animal control and now Akins has been named the new shelter manager by the OCHS board.
The move fills a position left vacant since February.
“It was kind of the right place at the right time … even though I’m kind of changing fields it is still for the same cause,” Akins said.
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