Meet the new Tri-Cities Animal Shelter Director

TRI-CITIES, Wash. - For the first time in over 12 years, the Tri-Cities Animal Shelter has a new director, Debbie Sporcich.

About 15 years ago, Sporcich got her first puppy. It was through those years, she learned about animals and developed a passion for caring for them, leading her to devote more of her time to it.

Back in 2012, Sporcich started as a volunteer with the shelter. She also volunteered at the Benton Franklin Humane Society and Pasado's Safe Haven. Eventually, the shelter hired her as an animal control officer, which she's been doing for the past two and a half years before getting promoted to director.

Zach Ratkai witg the city of Pasco said Sporcich was selected for the position because of her philopsophy and ideas she brought to the table.

"My goals is definitely community involvement," Sporcich said. "I love volunteers coming through the doors, socializing our animals, petting the cats, walking the dogs."

Sporcich's first official day was Tuesday, and she said it was an extremely busy day, but she's excited to take on the new role and help the place grow.

"I'm going to do my best to take care of every animal we have in our custody," Sporcich said.

Sporcich is hiring various positions at the shelter and is always looking for volunteers. You can find more info on their website here.

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