"I deeply respect the men and women I work with at the Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Office. Working under the leadership of Sheriff Troy Nehls and Major Chad Norvell has been a blessing and a privilege. I left the TV industry to find a career that would play to my strengths while giving me the ability to have the type of family life my husband and I strived for. Mission accomplished!

 

We have three adopted dogs: Russell (Lab mix), Lorek (Coydog), and Sophie (Maltipoo). Through life changes and different circumstances, our dogs have continued to be the sweet and funny furbabies they have always been. Even though I have become allergic to dogs, our furbabies are still part of our family. Despite multiple allergists telling me to give them up, I won’t. Our dogs understand I can only pet them and say sweet words to them as opposed to their puppy days of letting them on the couch or bed with me. They are still happy and loving and are great “siblings” to our daughter. They always give us unconditional love.

 

My husband and I wanted dogs for companionship, love, and security. We choose to adopt rather than to buy from a breeder because of the need. Two of our dogs were featured on a pet adoption segment at the TV station where we worked, and it was love at first sight! Our third dog was adopted from a loving owner who had to give her up.

 

During my time at ABC in Corpus Christi, I created a daily pet adoption television segment called “Paws for Pets.” Like many cities, there was a huge problem with strays and owner-surrendered pets. I saw the need and did what I could. So, to say I am an animal lover is an understatement!

 

Russell Wyatt is the reason I married my husband! After months of friendship, my husband played a huge part in helping me adopt Russell. Long story short: after being promised I could adopt Russell, there was a mix up at the shelter, and it looked like I would not be able to take him home. My husband made it happen. Seeing how compassionate and loving he was and how he was willing to go the extra mile to please me, convinced me he was the one. We have been happily married for 8 years and have a beautiful little girl, who loves to talk to Russell, give him treats, and feed him his dinner."

 

Our thanks and appreciation to Caitilin for appearing in the 2019 Red White & Rescue Calendar and for serving our community!

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Caitilin Espinosa, Public Information Officer, Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Office

Years on the Job: 3

Pictured with Samara, available for adoption at Special Pals