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Peoria County Names PCAPS Director

Aug 7, 2015 (updated on Aug 7, 2015)

County Administrator Scott Sorrel announced the internal appointment of a new director for Peoria County Animal Protection Services (PCAPS). Effective immediately, Bridget Domenighini will begin training to succeed Lauren Malmberg, who will retire as the director on August 31, 2015. Ms. Domenighini has been the shelter services coordinator at PCAPS since her hire last March.

Ms. Domenighini holds a Masters Degree in Public Administration and a Certificate in Nonprofit Organization Management from the University of Illinois Springfield. She also completed the Animal Cruelty Investigations School at the University of Missouri, and earned her Bachelors Degree in Political Science from Northern Illinois University. Prior to Peoria County, Bridget was a patrol officer for the Sycamore Police Department in Sycamore, IL. She also has six years experience as a veterinary technician.

County Board Chairman Andrew A. Rand applauds the internal appointment:\"That Ms. Domenighini has been involved with our animal control program for more than a year is extremely advantageous for a smooth transition of leadership. She has well-established relationships with our staff, the Humane Society, and the Peoria Area Veterinary Association, all crucial partners to the success of our program. I look forward to the good work Ms. Domenighini and PCAPS will continue to achieve for the welfare of our pets and the communitys animals.\"

As Director, Ms. Domenighini will be responsible for overseeing daily operations of the animal shelter, 15 employees, 100 volunteers, and a $1.26 million operating budget. She will also develop and manage programs to enhance public safety as it pertains to animal control, decrease the unwanted pet population, increase live release rates, and reduce euthanasia. In addition to shelter operations, PCAPS provides animal control services to unincorporated areas and 14 municipalities within the county. 

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