Sedalia Animal Shelter Staff Directory
Randi Battson - Animal Services Manager Email
Randi Battson is a second generation animal lover. She was born into a family that raised and trained horses and now has a husband who is a farrier and a second generation horseman. Randi and her family raise quarter horses and border collies and enjoy both playing and competing with their four legged friends. She previously spent time working for the Pettis County Partnership where she developed a passion for service to her community. The transfer from helping humans in crisis to animals in crisis was an easy one for her to make. "I'm excited to be part of the team at the new shelter and I look forward to being able to help create some new opportunities for the shelter and it's furbabies!"
Animal Control Officer Tammy Smith, pictured with her American Pit Bull Terrier Zakk, has served the City of Sedalia for eleven and a half years. She receiving training in the animal control field from the National Animal Control Association. She is also an expert animal cruelty investigator, receiving training through the Law Enforcement Training Institute. She has owned and been a voice for Pit Bulls and other "Bully Breeds" for over 30 years. "I love the breed and am inexplicably against breed specific legislation. There is no bad breed as any dog can be aggressive."
Merry Rogers has been with the Sedalia Animal Shelter for two years. She is a Missouri native from the small town of Leeton. Merry has a passion for service to her community and a caretaker's heart. She was previously the food service director for a local elderly care facility for four years before coming to our shelter and ensuring our furfriends are dining in delight! Merry and her daughter were bitten by the adoption bug and have adopted two feline furbabies from the Shelter - Sunny and Atlas.