The Board of Supervisors recognized Dr. Karen Diviney Tuesday at its board meeting for her years of service to Fairfax County. Diviney was director of the Fairfax County Animal Shelter.
The Fairfax County Animal Services Division comes under the purview of the Fairfax County Police Department. The shelter, with a mission to care for surrendered or stray animals, takes in an estimated 5,500 animals annually. Last year, there was a 58 percent adoption/redemption rate, resulting in 1,261 adoptions and 1,289 redemptions, according to county statistics.
Read more about the new shelter director, Diviney's comments about her tenure and the new shelter here: Tawny Hammond Named New Chief of Fairfax County Animal Shelter.