Profile Karl Bailey

Sgt. Karl Bailey

"Patrol Supervisor, Animal Services Manager, Seagoville Police Department"

Sgt. Karl Bailey has been a police officer for over 30 years. In January of 2011, the City of Seagoville decided to move management of Animal Services from Code Enforcement to the Police Department and assigned Sgt. Bailey to manage the division. With no experience in shelter management, he took the animal shelter from a euthanize rate of 70 percent to a live release rate of over 97 percent in his first year. Sgt. Bailey has spoken at several animal welfare conferences in which he emphasizes the need to reduce shelter euthanasia and teaches canine encounters to police offers in an effort to reduce the number of animals shot by police.

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