New hire is a retired police officer
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (July 14, 2016) — Mayor Greg Fischer today announced the appointment of law enforcement veteran Ozzy Gibson as the new director of Louisville Metro Animal Services, effective Friday. He replaces Jessica Montgomery, who had led the agency since 2014. Montgomery resigned this week to pursue another opportunity in Florida.
Gibson began his career with the Louisville Division of Police in 1989. Before retiring from Louisville Metro Police earlier this year, his service included the roles of Deputy Chief of Police, First Division commander and head of the Administrative Bureau. He’s held leadership positions since 1997.
Montgomery leaves an agency that has recently boosted efficiency, including increases in its live release rate and adoptions. In 2013, Animal Services’ average live release rate was 68 percent. The agency is now consistently reaching an average live release rate of 80 percent. LMAS also continues a three-year trend of increases in adoption rates.