Ms. Anna Barrett has a long history of work in and dedication to animal welfare, care and control. A graduate of Gettysburg College in 1997 with a degree in Psychology, she was a sworn Deputy Animal Warden for Arlington County back in 1998, before she established a mobile grooming service designed for pets with special needs, which she owned and worked as Head Groomer for 9 years. Anna returned to the Animal Welfare League of Arlington in 2010, and has worked in animal care and animal control, ever since. 

Anna is the Animal Control Services Coordinator and a sworn Deputy, working closely with the Officers to oversee the management of bite cases, community cats, and wildlife training. Anna has extensive animal handling experience, to include domestic, wild and exotic animals, and is also a federally licensed wildlife rehabilitator, approved to work with small mammals, to include bats. Anna’s greatest passions include helping council members of the public over the phone on animal conflicts and working to further develop Arlington’s community cat program. Anna shares her home with AWLA alum dogs Millie and Patty, and cat alum Ramona. She specializes in hospice foster care.