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Faces in the Field: Shelley Swaim, Animal Welfare Inspector

By on August 1, 2011

The N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services’ Animal Welfare Section has come a long way in the six years since it was established. The section is responsible for inspecting and regulating animal shelters, boarding facilities and pet shops across

NCDA&CS animal welfare inspector completes federal ag emergency response training

By on February 5, 2010

Shelley Swaim, an animal welfare inspector with the NCDA&CS Veterinary Division, recently completed the four-day Agricultural Emergency Response training offered by the Department of Homeland Security at the Center for Domestic Preparedness in Anniston, Ala. The training enables responders to

Pet project: NCDA&CS division works to ensure companion animals can get shelter from storms

By on September 16, 2009

Today marks the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Floyd, which caused massive flooding throughout Eastern North Carolina in September 1999. The storm killed 52 people and millions of animals. It damaged crops, barns, equipment, businesses and homes. The level of devastation