After several reported cases of distemper among dogs this summer, Louisville Metro Animal Services officials are taking action on disease control. LMAS Director Justin Scally has been on the job two weeks. In a statement issued today he attributes the higher rate of distemper to owners who skimp on pet vaccinations in order to save… Continue reading Animal Services Fighting Disease With New Standards
While No Kill Louisville is the only animal advocacy group bidding to take over parts of Metro Animal Services, that doesn’t mean the group will win the contract. Mayor Greg Fischer decided to privatize most of the department after a city review found egregious problems within the agency. Many organizations sent questions to the mayor’s… Continue reading No Kill Louisville President Outlines Bid for LMAS Contract
The long-awaited review of Louisville Metro Animal Services will be delivered to Mayor Greg Fischer next week. The review was ordered in January after years of continued problems in the embattled agency. When the report is finalized, it will be used to guide a search committee in finding a permanent director for LMAS, which is… Continue reading Animal Services Report Expected Next Week
Susan Neumayer comes from the city’s Louisville at Work team, which oversaw stimulus spending. She will replace Debbie Fox, who became interim director earlier this year, but planned to return to her job at MetroSafe in April, when Mayor Greg Fischer was expected to name a permanent director.
Speaking to reporters Wednesday, Fischer says former interim director Wayne Zelinsky resigned after he was approached about an adult entertainment business he was allegedly operating.
The Louisville Metro Council’s accountability and oversight committee Wednesday held the first of two consecutive meetings focusing on Metro Animal Services director Dr. Gilles Meloche.