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Posted on: February 28, 2019

Independent nonprofit to share results of animal shelter assessment

The Hall County Board of Commissioners will hear the results of an independent assessment of the County's animal services at their voting meeting Thursday night, where the board will also consider adopting a proclamation, resolving to implement many of the best practice principles as recommended in that same report.

Best Friends Animal Society, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, conducted a customized, on-site assessment of the shelter and its Animal Services field operations at no cost to the county in December of last year.

"The purpose of the assessment was designed to identify specific opportunities within a shelter that will ultimately lead to a better outcome for the animals it serves," said Carrie Docute, senior manager for Best Friends.

Ducote said the assessment includes areas where improvement can be made and recommendations for best practices that have been successful nationwide in reducing a shelter's euthanasia rate.

"We look forward to sharing this information with the board and with the community as we remain committed to providing the shelter with the resources and support they need to implement these recommendations," she said.

The complete assessment by Best Friends Animal Society for Hall County Animal Services will be posted online at www.hallcounty.org following Thursday's meeting. A copy of the proclamation, if adopted by the Hall County Board of Commissioners, can also be found there.

Anyone wishing to get involved in the overall mission of the Hall County Animal Shelter can learn more about volunteering, fostering, needed donations and fundraising opportunities at the link below.

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