Cumberland’s McCrea named hometown hero

Published 1:52 pm Tuesday, July 28, 2015

CUMBERLAND — Leigh McCrea, the founder of Friends of Cumberland County Animal Control (FCCAC), a group that saved nearly 360 dogs and cats in one year, has been featured as an Allen, Allen & Allen Allen Hometown Hero.

“Leigh makes sure that every animal has a chance to find a new home,” notes the program’s informational pamphlet.

McCrea was nominated by her fellow FCCAC members.

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“I am honored by this recognition,” McCrea said, “and excited about the exposure that it has brought to Friends of Cumberland County Animal Control. I love that the work we’re doing in Cumberland is getting the attention of folks in central Virginia and beyond.”

The animal euthanasia rate dropped to 19 percent last year from 52 percent in 2013 at the Cumberland County Animal Control and Pound Facility as a result of the hard work and success of the FCCAC. McCrea serves as Cumberland County’s juvenile probation officer.

For more information on the group or to donate and volunteer, call (804) 492-3076, email or search Friends of Cumberland County Animal Control on Facebook.