From the Winchester Police Department:
Animal control officers play an essential role in keeping our communities safe and in saving the lives of animals. Corporal Andrea Enke of the Winchester Police Department is being honored with the Virginia Animal Control Association Public Service Award. The award is presented to an officer who has made a significant contribution to improving the image of the animal control profession in his or her community. On Wednesday, October 17th Officer Enke was presented with the award during the annual VACA Awards Banquet.
Animal Control Officer Nancy Mellott nominated Enke for the award. “It’s nice to know that your co-workers see the differences you make and that they recognize you care about what you do,” said Corporal Enke.
Mellott nominated Corporal Enke for her role in an incident that happened in May. Corporal Enke responded to a call on North Kent Street. She found several animals in a house that were living in deplorable conditions. She helped save the animals, including a 10-year-old Beagle named Suzie who was injured when Corporal Enke found her. It’s because of efforts like this one that Corporal Enke is receiving state recognition.