Mechelle Crites

Mechelle Crites I've been an Animal Control Officer for Sacramento County Animal Care and Regulation for a little over 6 years. Prior to this I've worked for the Sheriff's Department and Veterinary Hospitals. Being an Animal Control Officer is challenging, rewarding and heartbreaking. But I cannot imagine doing anything else.

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One Year Later – Remembering Roy

Nov 28, 2013
One Year Later – Remembering Roy

It's hard to believe that it's been one year to the day since the murder of my fellow ACO and friend, Roy Marcum (463). On November 28, 2012, Animal Control Officer Roy Marcum was shot and killed in the line of duty.Roy is with us in the reports he has...

Keep your pets safe on the 4th of July

Jul 2, 2013
Keep your pets safe on the 4th of July

I know it still June, but have you seen the fireworks stands already propped up in just about every parking lot and empty corner? Are you aware that Fireworks are going on sale THIS week? Fire works are sold before the Fourth even gets here. It's tim...

A Colleague’s Tribute to Slain Animal Control Officer Roy Marcum

Nov 29, 2012
A Colleague’s Tribute to Slain Animal Control Officer Roy Marcum

Tribute to the Man I Knew Officer Roy Curtis Marcum #463 EOW 11/28/12 How do you say goodbye to someone your not ready to say goodbye to? Who is gone before your even given a chance to say goodbye? From the first time I met Roy some 7 years...

An ACO Halloween Tail

Oct 31, 2012
An ACO Halloween Tail

Odd things happen on swing shifts. Why would I think a Full moon on Halloween would be any different? I spent the early part of my shift creeping slowly through neighborhoods as young parents herded little superheroes, princesses, witches and ghouls...

Two stray dogs: Elusive Lucy the dog meets the kindness of strangers

Aug 21, 2012
Two stray dogs: Elusive Lucy the dog meets the kindness of strangers

It was probably about a month and a half ago that area residents noticed a black and white dog hanging around in their local neighborhood park. There was some concern at first because, well "she" is a Pit Bull Terrier. She didn't seem to be bothering...

Shelter Silliness Shots (1)

Aug 21, 2012
Shelter Silliness Shots (1)

I love our Staff's sense of Humor. Going to start trying to share some Shelter funnies when I capture them. Or if you have a shelter funny photo, send me an email and who to credit on the photo to my e-mail address dogcop461@yahoo.com . Please only sub...

Dramatic rescue of Golden Retriever from Sacramento irrigation canal

Jun 5, 2012
Dramatic rescue of Golden Retriever from Sacramento irrigation canal

Looks are decieving, thesse canals are Deep, Dark and Dangerous! Several small miracles came together over the last 24 hours that saved a dog's life and will reunite her and her companion with their worried owners. We received a distressed call f...

Guide to the snakes we have in the Valley

May 22, 2012
Guide to the snakes we have in the Valley

Here in the Valley we are fortunate to behold all sorts of wild animals, including snakes. This time of year, mid-spring to early summer, we start receiving more and more calls about snakes. Most snakes do hibernate through the winter, or due to the c...

Dog in Car plus Hot Day Equals DEAD DOG

May 8, 2012
Dog in Car plus Hot Day Equals DEAD DOG

This blog was originally written 6/28/09, however, every summer we still respond to hundreds of calls for dogs in vehicles! The news stations are already reporting about dogs being found in vehicles at a certain Mall in our area. And we have also al...

DISCLAIMER, please read before you proceed:

Apr 18, 2012

DISCLAIMER: This weblog, Tails From The Field, is intended to share true stories that have happened to me personally, that I have close personal knowledge of and information that I have researched, studied and have personal experience in. The opinio...



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