The announcement was greeted with applause[.]
The new manager will still have to work under Public Safety Director Michael Nickerson, who isn’t exactly committed to the no kill philosophy. But maybe there’s hope?:
While there is probably no chance of making the department a no-kill facility, there are ways to improve the euthanasia rate through better monitoring, he said. Nickerson also garnered applause when said he would explore tweaking the operating hours of the department, perhaps being open Saturdays.
Gee, ya think?
“We are not asking for a Cadillac operation,” Nickerson said. “Just a working Ford.”
If you think you can keep an old Ford running, apply within.
Also out is Gina Ford, director of the Humane Society of Central Texas, who sent this e-mail in response to a shelter volunteer’s query about why 2 dogs were killed when rescue was on the way:
“Congratulations Gail, you have managed to (expletive) me off for the last time. So thank you for the animals you’ve saved but you’re no longer needed here at the shelter.”
After the volunteer went public with her story, the shelter’s board advised Ms. Ford that she was no longer needed here at the shelter.
If you can maintain a modicum of professionalism in dealing with volunteers trying to help save pets, send in your resume!