His business card says City of Rockwood Animal Control and Codes Officer. To me, Mark Neeley is so much more.
In his more than two years at Rockwood’s tiny animal shelter, he has dealt with almost 1,600 animals.
Of those, 320 were taken to the Roane County Animal Shelter, 122 were returned to their owners, and homes were found for 944.
While the typical euthanasia rate at an animal shelter is 70 percent, Mark’s is about 3 percent. In my opinion, this is because of his hard work and determination that no adoptable dog is put down.