Kayla Denney Bio, Wiki
Kayla Denney now leads the City of Taft Animal Control Department, where almost all animals were euthanized.
She’s brought the animal shelter in Taft, Texas, from almost a 100 percent kill rate all the way down to 0 percent. Since she took over last November, each dog that has passed through here has found a forever home.
“As of November 1, we have saved 565 Taft dogs and cats,” said Kayla Denney.
Denney will fly to San Diego, California, to accept his prize on Monday, an honor he says he knows nothing about.
“There are thousands of applicants, I didn’t know I was nominated,” Denney said. “I became the anonymous hero of 2019 for the country, so a person across the United States and I am still surprised that it is still one thing.”
The prize is for their efforts to save lives that have made a difference in Taft.
She told KZTV that it started in November 2018. As of November 1, 2019, she said the department has saved 565 dogs and cats in Taft.
$ 35,000 prize
She said the $ 35,000 will directly help improve the conditions of her shelter.
“It’s an old shelter and it’s deteriorated,” Denney told KZTV. “” We received lights thanks to a donor who put us electricity, but I want indoor outdoor kennels with a guillotine in the middle so that when it rains we can put them inside. We want an area where they can meet and greet in the countryside and somewhere, they can have grass time instead of just cement time. ”
She said the money will go directly to help improve the conditions of the Taft animal shelter.
“It’s an old shelter and it’s deteriorated,” Denney said. “We received lights thanks to a donor who put us electricity, but I want indoor/outdoor kennels with a guillotine in the middle, so when it rains we can put them inside.”
“We want an area where they can meet and greet in the countryside, and somewhere where they can have grass time instead of just cement time.”
Denney has big plans but says he can’t do it without maintaining the support of the community.
He hopes that the Unsung Hero Award will only be a minor step on the long road to continued success.