Juvenile Court

Bedford County Animal Control

BCAC Staff:

Director Jack Cooper

  • Jack Cooper has served as Bedford County‚Äôs Animal Control Director and chief animal investigator since 2014. He has over a decade of experience in animal control services, humane law enforcement, and shelter operations.
  • Jack is a graduate of Chattanooga State Technical Community College, the National Animal Control Association Academy, and the University of Missouri LETI National Animal Cruelty Investigations School. He is a Nationally Certified Animal Control Officer, Certified Humane Animal Investigator, Certified Animal Euthanasia Technician, and permitted Animal Damage Control Operator.


  • Deputy Director Dani Yost

  • Dani Yost is Deputy Director of the Animal Control Department. Dani serves as office manager and animal control officer. She has completed the University of Missouri LETI Professional Animal Control and Enforcement school and the Animal Control Training Services Officer Safety for Animal Control Professionals training course. Dani has been certified in Canine Behavior Assessment through PetSmart Charities and is a Certified Animal Euthanasia Technician.

    Senior Animal Control Officer Josie Lowery

  • Josie Lowery is the senior Animal Control Officer at BCAC. She has completed the University of Missouri LETI Professional Animal Control and Enforcement school and the Animal Control Training Services Officer Safety for Animal Control Professionals training course.


  • Animal Control Officer Kim Council

    Animal Control Assistant Miranda Hill

    Volunteer Coordinator Pam Phelps