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Posted on: March 20, 2015

[ARCHIVED] Loudoun County Animal Control Chief Selected

Photo of Animal Control Chief Mark Stacks

Mark Stacks is the new Chief of Animal Control for Loudoun County. Stacks began his career with the Department of Animal Services in 2005 as an Animal Care Technician, later becoming an Animal Control Officer and then Deputy Chief.

Stacks has been instrumental in creating the department’s Junior ACO (Animal Control Officer) Academy which provides young people with and overview of the Department of Animal Services and helps them explore the field of animal welfare from the perspective of law enforcement and animal care. Stacks leads dozens of humane education presentations for school- aged children annually, often with his dog, Roosevelt, by his side.

Stacks graduated from Radford University with a degree in Biology. He is certified in ice and swift water rescue and is the certified firearms instructor for the department.

For more information about the Animal Control division of the Department of Animal Services, visit

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