Friday, August 17, 2012
The Milton Animal Control Officer has collected four bats this week for rabies testing, all of which have come back negative.
Bats are a common occurrence in nature during the summer months, and recently the nocturnal creatures have found their way into several Milton homes. Animal Control Officer Nancy Bersani responded to four different homes with a bat inside, just this week. She said she has collected eight bats this summer and been on numerous other calls when the animal hasn’t been caught. “If a bat is in a home and the resident did not see the bat come in, then the state recommends it be tested for rabies,” said Bersani, adding the bats are euthanized for the testing. Collected bats are sent to the Department of Public Health lab in Jamaica Plain. Of the eight bats tested from Milton, none have tested positive for rabies, Bersani said. The animals have …
Wednesday, October 26, 2011
Nancy Bersani, a former president of the Milton Animal League and part-time Animal Control Officer, is taking over for the retired Linda Kippenberger.
After the retirement of longtime Animal Control Officer Linda Kippenberger in late August, there were some questions in town as to who would take over the pivotal position, and if it would be filled at all. Earlier this month, the Board of Selectmen unanimously approved Nancy Bersani, the nine-year President of the Milton Animal League and seven-year part-time Animal Control Officer, filling in for Kippenberger. “I am thrilled to be appointed and am grateful for the support I have received from people in town,” said Bersani. After sifting through 40 applications and conducting 10 interviews, Police Chief Richard Wells, Jr. recommended Bersani for the job. Bersani will work through the Milton Police Department, but is not considered a …
Thursday, September 1, 2011
Retiring Animal Control Officer Linda Kippenberger was honored at a reception on Wednesday at 88 Wharf.
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Thursday, September 1, 2011
For the first time in 16 years, Linda Kippenberger won't be walking into the Milton Animal Shelter as the Animal Control Officer this morning. On Kippenberger's official last day, Wednesday, August 31, members of the Milton Animal League and Milton Police Department along with friends and family attened a retirment reception in her honor at 88 Wharf. In the coming weeks, the MPD will recomend a candidate for the new ACO to the Board of Selectmen.
Tuesday, August 23, 2011
Linda Kippenberger is retiring from her post as the Animal Control Officer at the end of the month.
Linda Kippenberger always wanted to be a veterinarian. Though her dream wasn’t exactly realized, she still spent the past 21 years helping animals—both wild and domestic—out of desperate situations. After 16 years as Milton’s Animal Control Officer, and five years before that as a Milton Animal League volunteer, Kippenberger is retiring. Though the ACO is not a police officer, Kippenberger worked as a member of the Milton Police Department. She is also the lone employee at the Animal Shelter and works directly with a team of Milton Animal League volunteers. “I wouldn’t be able to do it if it wasn’t for the Milton Animal League and the Police Department,” said Kippenberger, whose last day on the job is August 29. Kippenberger, who has …