BOISE — The Idaho Humane Society has announced that Karen Zantow, as the new director of animal care and control, will oversee the enforcement of animal welfare laws including cruelty and neglect investigation, animal impoundment, and lost and found pet operations for most of Ada County. According to a press release, the former supervisor, Morris McCall, a 29-year-veteran of the organization, has transitioned to overseeing the facilities and overall physical plant operations of the IHS’s two shelters and veterinary hospitals.
Zantow comes to IHS from Spokane, Washington where she was an adjunct professor teaching courses in criminal justice. Zantow holds a master’s degree in criminal justice and served as a police officer for 21 years. In the last five years of her police career, she held the position of criminal investigation division commander for the City of Pooler Police Department in Georgia. Zantow has received advanced training and certifications in police work including forensics, crime scene processing, child abuse and sexual abuse investigations, staff supervision, and interrogation. Prior to her career in law enforcement, Zantow served in the U.S. Air Force as an explosive ordinance disposal technician and team training officer.