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About Mandy Tedford

Mandy has been an Animal Services Officer for about 10 years, over five of those with Bentonville. She is a certified National Animal Control Officer Levels I, II, and III, as well as a certified Arkansas Animal Control Officer Levels I and II. 

Mandy is also a board member of the non-profit group, Northsong Wild Bird Rehabilitation. One of her favorite memories from her line of work is saving five newborn puppies and their mother from a hoarding situation, and getting to care for them. 

The quote that inspires Mandy every day is from Moliere: "We die only once and for such a long time."

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About Chloe Barnett

Chloe started out as a Kennel Technician in February of 2023. She has spent her previous days as a teacher and on her farm. She loves spending time with her rescue horse, Maverick, her puppy, Costa, and also flying on planes out of Thaden Field with her fiance. 

Chloe's favorite memory of work was when we got our first animal in, so that she "could take care of him and make him feel loved." So it's no surprise that the quote that inspires her is from Immanuel Kant, "We can judge the heart of a man by his treatment of animals."

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About Abby Latham

Abby has been a Kennel Technician since 2020, but recently became an Animal Services Officer for Bentonville in October of 2022. She is currently working on her Associates Degree to be a licensed Veterinary Technician.

Abby's favorite things include, listening to old country music, riding horses, and spending time with her son and family. One of her favorite memories was when she was able to reunite a family with their dog that had been missing for two years. She says, "There were many happy tears, excited tail wags, and grateful hugs. No matter how bad the day is, I just think about how grateful that entire family was to be back together."

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About Stephanie Jarman

Stephanie started as an Animal Services Officer with Bentonville in January of 2023, however she has over three years experience as a kennel technician in veterinary clinics and shelters. She is also No Fear Shelter certified. 

When Stephanie isn't working, she likes hanging out with her kids, and would love to learn how to line dance during her free time. Stephanie's favorite quote sums up her personality: "What if the 'Hokey Pokey' is what it's all about?"

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About Amanda McCoy

Amanda has been with the Animal Services Department since January of 2023. However, she has volunteered many countless hours with various shelters and rescues in our area. Amanda has a Bachelor of Science in Drama from the University of Arkansas and received a certificate in 2022 from Southern Utah University on running a lifesaving animal sanctuary. 

Amanda likes to hang out with her husband and their five fur babies, listening to 80s and 90s music, and pet-sitting for donations to area animal rescues. 

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