The department has been honoring Michelle Boyle this week, who's been working in animal control in Chowchilla for close to 15 years.
"I love my job...it's like I said, it's my passion," Boyle said. "I don't know what it is about animals but we have a connection."
The department took to Facebook to thank Boyle earlier this week, commending her for her work and the animals she's been able to save.
"I want to be a voice for the voiceless," Boyle said. "They don't have a voice, they don't ask to be brought into this world... so I try to be there to help them as much as I can."