MOBILE, Ala. (WALA) - There could be a lot of changes coming to the Mobile County Animal Shelter.
Mobile County Commissioners Connie Hudson and Jerry Carl made suggestions and recommendations at the Thursday, February 7 county commission meeting regarding the practices and procedures of the Mobile County Animal Shelter.
The investigations follow the euthanasia of 49 dogs at the shelter following a distemper outbreak in January.
Commissioner Jerry Carl said there are no effective protocols or procedures in place and he wants to change that. He said there's a volume issue in the shelter and a revenue issue too.
Carl said the shelter should not allow drop offs but should strictly be used take in stray animals. He said fewer animals means more money.
Right now, the shelter's yearly budget is $1 million and Commissioner Carl said $850,000 of that goes towards staffing.
"If we quit taking 60 percent of the volume, theoretically we should be able to cut that budget in half," Commissioner Carl said.
Commissioner Carl also proposes working with animal rescue groups to decrease the number of animals at the shelter, an area Commissioner Hudson touched on.
Commissioner Connie Hudson formulated a list of recommendations which include:
1. Appoint a medical Evaluation Team
2. Engage an agency to evaluate the Mobile county Animal Shelter policy
3. Appoint certified veterinarian(s)
4. Appoint a community advisory board
5. Appoint rescue group coordinators
The commissioners plan to discuss which actions should be taken next county commission meeting.
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