Pittsboro, NC – Chatham County Sheriff Mike Roberson was recently awarded the 2020 Humane Law Enforcement Award by The Humane Society of the United States “for his leadership in combating illegal animal abuse,” according to the official plaque.
The North Carolina division of The Humane Society of the United States shared on social media that the organization is “… thrilled to present Sheriff Mike Roberson of the Chatham County Sheriff’s Office with the Humane Law Enforcement Award for his work in fighting animal cruelty. Sheriff Roberson and his team… are doing some amazing work for the animals and people in their county and we are grateful for their partnership.”
Although the award was addressed and presented to Sheriff Roberson, he says the honor belongs to his staff.
“This award is a reflection of our employees, past and present, who have worked diligently in partnership with rescues, veterinarians, volunteers, academic institutions, non-profits and the public to facilitate positive outcomes,” says Sheriff Roberson. “It’s not just about the Sheriff’s Office. It’s about all of us working together to make significant, necessary advances in animal welfare in Chatham County and across the state.”