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11-29-11 Recognizing Dr. Powell

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11-29-11 Recognizing Dr. Powell
The Lee County Board of County Commissioners would like to recognize Dr. Thomas Powell, a contract veterinarian for Lee County Domestic Animal Services, for reaching his 10,000th spay/neuter surgery in 2011 post retirement; and Whereas:A graduate of Purdue University, Dr. Powell practiced private veterinary medicine in Illinois from 1964 until 2006 before retiring to Southwest Florida and continuing his mission to reduce pet overpopulation by working with Lee County Domestic Animal Services three days per week providing spay/neuter surgeries for up to 40 pets each day; and Whereas: Dr. Powell resides in North Fort Myers with his wife, Mary and adopted Animal Services shelter pets, Jody and Julie. They have a son, a daughter, three grandchildren and two great grandchildren; and Whereas: Dr. Powell plans to continue providing high quality low cost spay and neuters for several more years for Lee County pets. NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED THAT THE Board of County Commissioners of Lee County, Florida, does hereby recognize Dr. Powell for his dedication to the citizens of Lee County and for his contributions in reducing the pet population in Lee County.