Elizabeth Cochran and Beckey Reiter agree the animal welfare enterprise is bittersweet, as are goodbyes.

Each Cochran and Reiter, administrators of the Kenton and Boone animal shelters, respectively, are leaving their posts.

Goodbye Elizabeth Cochran

Cochran, of Union, has labored on the Kenton County Animal Shelter for eleven years, two of them as director. She is going to depart her place and Northern Kentucky in December, shifting to Arizona to be close to her household. 

“I’ve loved working for the residents of Kenton County and recognize all the fantastic individuals I’ve met alongside the best way,” Cochran stated. 

She’s most pleased with what the shelter has turn into.

“We’re a shelter of kindness, compassion and innovation,” she stated. “I’m pleased with our staff for having the braveness to vary how we function with a view to make a distinction within the lives of the animals and other people we serve.”

Cochran, nevertheless, plans to proceed her work in animal welfare, in addition to take a while to go to locations she’s all the time needed to see. Her first cease can be Japan after which the Grand Canyon.

As Cochran plans her goodbye, Kenton County is getting ready to refill the place of director. 

The county’s digital communications coordinator Sara Sgantas stated the county has posted the job opening on its web site, http://bit.ly/kentonshelterdir. Starting yearly salary is $60,524.

Goodbye Becky Reiter

Boone County Animal Care and Control Director Beckey Reiter recently announced her retirement. Reiter has served in the position for 23 years overseeing all aspects of shelter operations and animal care.

During her tenure, Reiter has worked to establish a comprehensive plan to advance animal care, reduce euthanasia, improve customer service and establish positive relationships with organizations, rescues and local veterinarians.

“Beckey Reiter has been a tremendous asset to Boone County, the region and the Commonwealth of Kentucky,” Judge-executive Gary Moore said. “Her dedication, passion and commitment to animal care and control have resulted in high-quality care for the animals in our shelter and superior service to the public. I congratulate her on a tremendous career and wish her well. She will be missed.”

During her career, Reiter has been recognized for her service and contributions to the profession and the…