The City of Alice hired Robert Ramos last October and after months of hands-on hard work and attending classes, he has passed the State exam.

Ramos, is now an official Animal Control Officer licensed through the State of Texas Health and Human Services.

Ramos is originally from Premont and lives on a ranch where he has spent most of his life around animals.

"I enjoy working here and love the animals. I owe a lot to Officer Jose (Chema) Martinez. He has taught me a lot, he takes great pride in the work he does and in the animals he cares for," said Ramos. "I look forward to my position as an officer."