Meet the Animal Control Officer

Image of Animal Control Officer Hunter WoldsethMeet the City of Kirkland’s Animal Control Officer! 

The City’s Animal Control Officer is Hunter Woldseth. Hunter hails from the Snoqualmie Valley area and graduated from Mount Si High School in 2008. He worked for a few years as a volunteer firefighter, but at 19 was too young to get hired full-time (due to insurance issues), so he joined the Marine Corps.

In the Marine Corps, Hunter spent seven years in artillery. Drawn to the law enforcement field, Hunter applied for and got a job as a Parking Enforcement Officer at Kirkland PD. He started in December of 2019 and had a few solid months before COVID changed the landscape. He has valued the experience this position gave him. Hunter is currently finishing up his business management degree through Bellevue College.

Wanting to grow and develop in his career path, Hunter applied for the open Animal Control Officer position. He grew up working on farms and has always loved working with animals. Hunter is looking forward to interacting with the public and continuing to build up a positive Animal Control program in Kirkland! You will likely see Hunter patrolling the City of Kirkland Parks, attending public events, and handling animal calls starting in November 2021.

To report lost/found pets or other animal issues in Kirkland, please call non-emergency dispatch at 425-577-5656. For any animal emergencies, please call 911.