Bobbi Priestly, a native Coloradan, always had a passion for animals, and she found her niche almost 20 years when she became an animal control officer. “Animals suffering from neglect is totally unacceptable, and someone needs to be that voice,” said Priestly. “I have a loud voice and truly want to help put an end to needless suffering. The song “Rescue” by Lauren Daigle, is the way I view my job.”
In 2004, Priestly received her Bureau of Animal Protection commission by the state and proceeded to work in Park County for 17 years. Over that time, she was promoted to corporal, sergeant and senior sergeant. In September 2018, Priestly moved to the Colorado Humane Society (CHS), a program of the Dumb Friends League, because she was hopeful she could make a difference on a larger scale and help more people and animals.
“In my new role, I am most excited about being able to watch the amazing job we do with rehabilitation on our cruelty cases more closely and witness the transformation of the horses we help from start to finish,” said Bobbi. “I’m also excited to grow with the amazing Harmony Equine Center team, increase adoptions for our pet/companion horses and use our established partnerships across the state of Colorado to help more equines combining CHS and Harmony as a more unified team.”
Bobbi currently has two precious dogs that are her life, Doc Holliday, a 5-year-old Miniature Australian Shepherd (her partner in crime) and a rescued Border Collie, Miss Big Nose Kate, who is 3-years old.
In her free time, Bobbi enjoys spending time in the mountains and walking with her dogs most of all. She also enjoys listening to music and crafting in small doses. Bobbi’s children and grandchildren are her inspiration and make her want to be a better person every single day.