All it took was one ride-along with an animal control officer at a municipal shelter, and Audra Michael knew what she wanted to do. She decided to leave her corporate job after 28 years, take a huge pay cut and work in the animal control field. She was hired by Pinal County Animal Care and Control (PCACC) in 2011, was promoted to FTO in 2012, and to Supervisor in 2013. In 2015, she officially became the Director of PCACC and has never looked back. To further her knowledge of the animal world, she volunteers with the Humane Society of the U.S. and tries to bring better legislation to the state of Arizona in regard to animal care and cruelty. Audra’s goal is to bring a favorable perception to the animal care and control field, and to build better relationships with pet owners as well as other agencies, working together for the same outcome — the live one!