Clint Thacker – Bio

Clint Thacker started his career in 2002 as an Animal Control Officer with the Sandy City Police Department in Sandy City, UT. While there he graduated from the Police Officer Standards of Training  (POST) as a Special Function Officer. During Clint’s time serving as an ACO with Sandy City, the Animal Services department was awarded the Unit Citation in 2004. In 2008 Clint graduated from the University of Phoenix with a bachelor’s degree in Business Management.  In 2009 Clint was awarded the  Community Service Award for his education program teaching children how to be safe with dogs and proper pet ownership. In 2009 Clint was hired as the Shelter Supervisor at the Salt Lake County Animal Shelter. 

Clint was heavily involved in that shelters development of their life saving efforts and helped manage that  program. In late 2010, Clint returned to the field as an ACO Sergeant with Salt Lake County Animal Services. In 2011 Clint was hired as the Director of the Davis County Animal Care & Control. While at Davis County, he was able to reduce euthanasia, increase adoptions, lower the overall budget, lower intake, manage 17 city contracts and increase the live release rate from 70% to 94%.

In November of 2017, Clint was hired as the Executive Director of the Animal Services Center of the Mesilla Valley in Las Cruces, NM. Clint currently lives in Las Cruces NM, with his wife of 18 years and seven children. He has two incredible dogs that were adopted from shelters. He enjoys fishing and being outdoors with his family.