"I love my job because it's all about the animals. I try to go above and beyond, working closely with local rescue groups as well as out-of-state rescues to get as many dogs adopted as possible.


I have four dogs at home. All are rescues I picked up through my work in animal control. Rocket is a black Lab, Opossum is a Heintz 57 diva, and Emma and Lacey are black Lab sisters. I also have a 15 year-old Sulcata Tortoise named Tank that weighs 65 pounds and Ray, a blind 18 year-old horse that was picked up walking down the street. All my pets give me unconditional love. I can do no wrong in their eyes.


As an animal control agent, my dogs sort of adopted me. Like how I got Opossum. One day I was called out when some college students picked up a 3 week-old puppy. They were feeding her Cheerios. The little puppy was bloated with parasites and full of fleas and ticks. I brought her home and cleaned her up but by the looks of her figured she wouldn't make it through the night. But when I checked on her the next morning she just looked up at me so sweetly. We decided to keep her. Opossum now rules our house and has more personality than all of our other pets put together."


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

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Officer Doug Worthy, Animal Control Officer, City of Prairie View and Town of San Felipe

Years in Uniform: 23 years

Pictured with Kaya, available for adoption at Special Pals