Peggy Bender Retires From FW Animal Care & Control

By Chris Smurr - 21Alive
By Rachel Martin - 21Alive

Peggy Bender Retires From FW Animal Care & Control

August 24, 2014 Updated Aug 24, 2014 at 6:49 PM EST

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (21Alive) – The Community Relations and Education Specialist of Fort Wayne Animal Care & Control has retired from her position.

Peggy Bender was hired as the shelter's first Community Relations and Education Specialist in 1985, when major changes to city departments and local animal ordinances were being made.

For the past 29 years, Bender has pioneered and established numerous outreach programs for the department. Some of the programs include fundraising events, a spay-neuter assistance program for limited-income pet owners, the Animal Care Teen’s program, and nationally recognized animal safety and education programs.

“I’ve been very grateful for all the time I’ve spent here and as much as I’m looking forward to the future I know that I will always be connected to this organization because I’ve loved so much of what I’ve done here,” said Bender.

Bender says she has been working closely with her replacement, Jody Hamilton, who’s been a volunteer coordinator for the past six years.

What are your thoughts CLICK HERE to leave us a "QUESTION OF THE DAY” comment.

Want to be in the know for the next weather event, the next school closing or the next big breaking news story?

TextCaster alerts from 21Alive.com are your defining source for instant information delivered right to your cell phone and email. It's free, easy and instant. Sign-Up Now!

Powered by Summit City Chevrolet

© Copyright 2015, A Granite Broadcasting Station. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

To submit a comment on this article, your email address is required. We respect your privacy and your email will not be visible to others nor will it be added to any email lists.