Ron Edwards

Animal Control Supervisor

Ron Edwards
Ron Edwards has worked in the animal welfare field for over 30 years. His childhood dream was to one day be a veterinarian. After working a few years in a sheltering environment, Ron knew that his passion in life was to speak and care for homeless animals. It was then that his career path and life goals changed. Since he was a child, he has been devoted to rescuing homeless pets and finding them new homes.

Ron started his career in Southern California, where he was born and lived for the first 43 years of his life. He started working in animal care and control, while still attending high school, at the largest animal care and control agency in the United States. His career highlights include working as an animal care attendant, animal control officer, revenue services officer, communications center supervisor, shelter manager, animal care administrator and deputy director in charge of shelter and field operations for six large animal sheltering and control facilities. One of the achievements that Ron is most proud of was in 2007 when he directed a team of animal care professionals that was selected as Animal Shelter of the Year. Throughout his career, he has also developed skills in animal handling, fundraising, humane education and outreach programs, working with volunteers, staff development, and disaster training and response.

In August 2013, Ron moved to Iowa to lead the Ames Animal Shelter and Animal Control program. He says, “My passion in life is the animal welfare field, and I love the work that we do to help all animals and the great people in our community. Nothing is greater than being able to combine your passion with your job, and work in a field where you know you are making a difference every day.”

Thursday, July 13, 2017
10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Save Them All: Great Plains Regional Case Studies