On January 15th Calvert County Sheriff Mike Evans presented a Sheriff’s Salute to Dr. Autumn Terry of All Kinds Veterinary Clinic located in Callaway for the service she provided in reference to a search and seizure warrant.
On August 8th of last year the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Animal Control Unit executed a search and seizure warrant at a residence in Lusby that allegedly had a large amount of rabbits that were not being kept in a humane way. During the search and seizure, Dr. Terry assisted Animal Control and spent approximately 12 hours that day doing field examinations of 265 rabbits, ordering the seizure of 222 rabbits. After assessing the rabbits at the residence she did further examinations at the shelter. During the time that the rabbits were housed at the shelter, Dr. Terry continued to see rabbits at her practice, as well as going to the shelter. She finally ended with testifying in court on the case.
When requested to provide Animal Control with a bill for her service she advised that she was not charging for her services and that she was volunteering her time. It is estimated that she provided approximately 35 hours of her own personal time examining the rabbits at her practice while she was working, at the shelter on her days off, and at the residence when the search warrant was executed. Dr. Terry saved the Animal Control Unit thousands of dollars by graciously not charging a fee. Dr. Terry was nominated for the award by Animal Control Officers.