Sedalia Animal Shelter Staff Directory
Randi Battson - Animal Services Manager Email
Randi Battson is a second generation animal lover. She was born into a family that raised and trained horses and now has a husband who is a farrier and a second generation horseman. Randi and her family raise quarter horses and border collies and enjoy both playing and competing with their four legged friends. She previously spent time working for the Pettis County Partnership where she developed a passion for service to her community. The transfer from helping humans in crisis to animals in crisis was an easy one for her to make. "I'm excited to be part of the team at the Sedalia Animal Shelter and I look forward to being able to help create some new opportunities for the shelter and it's furbabies!"
Troy Schneider - Animal Control Officer
Troy Schneider joined our shelter as an Animal control officer with 13 years of experience in the criminal justice system. Troy is a certified Animal Control Officer through the Missouri Animal Control Association. Troy’s goal within his job is to protect our citizens and educate our community about pet ownership. Troy enjoys singing to his three pugs in his spare time as well as attending Boy Scout activities with his nephew.
Wynter-Joy Houtchens - Animal Care Attendant
Wynter joined the Sedalia Animal Shelter in 2017. Though she came here as a self-described ‘dog person’ she has found her passion in caring for the shelter’s cats. Wynter takes great pride in her quality of care for our feline fur babies. She and her husband were supporting adoption long before she came to work in the shelter. They adopted their first dog Cisco while living in Alaska in 2007. Since moving to Missouri Cisco has been gifted a brother, Guiness, who was adopted from the old animal shelter in Sedalia, and a feline brother, Azazel who was adopted from the current animal shelter. Although Wynter and her husband move when the military tells them to they always take their fur baby family with them and ensure there is a place for them in their lives and home.
Alejandro Hurtado - Animal Care Attendant/Part Time Animal Control
Alejandro Hurtado is an animal lover who shares his home with his mastiff mix Topo, his cat Luna and the family bird Kiko. Alejandro obtained an Associates of Arts degree in Computer Science at State Fair Community College before becoming a versatile staff member at our shelter. In Alejandro’s spare time he enjoys car drifting competitions and spending time with his pets.
Amy Close – Animal Care Attendant
Amy Close joined the shelter after working nine years in our community as a Veterinary Assistant. Amy graduated from University of Central Missouri with a Bachelor of Science in Animal Science. She and her husband are the proud parents of two human kids, two canine kids, and several feline kids on their farm. In Amy’s spare time she helps her husband farm, raise chickens and she loves to bake.