Officer Hildy's journey started as a volunteer at the Humane Society of Atchison, Kansas (AHS) completing community service hours for high school, and from there it took off! He worked at AHS for about four years, during his time there, he cleaned kennels, managed volunteers, administered vaccines, and his favorite assignment of event planning!
In 2010, Officer Hildy graduated from high school and moved to Las Vegas, NV.
In June 2010, he joined the Army National Guard.
In April 2011, he began working at The Animal Foundation (TAF) located in Las Vegas. There, he was a supervisor in the kennel department responsible for 18-20 employees, it was quite a journey at TAF during his time there. The shelter would see about 50,000 animals a year, most of which would come through his department.
Officer moved to Sacramento in early 2014 and began working for the City of Folsom at the Folsom Zoo. He started in the ticket booth and eventually got into the zoo keeping on some days. Some of the animals he took care of included: macaques, squirrel monkeys, zebus, deer, bobcats, wolves, and a hybrid and some farm animals.
In July 2015, he began working for El Dorado County Animal Services as an Animal Control Officer. There he dealt with a lot of livestock, fire evacuations, and wildlife.
His favorite part of animal welfare is getting to help, and being a part of something bigger than himself.