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
Today on State of the News we talked to WFPL’s Phillip M. Bailey and Dalton Main about Whiskey Row, the Louisville Metro Animal Services audit, and other local and regional stories. Then we joined Here & Now for a look at Mississippi River flooding, and what life is like in Japan two months after the… Continue reading State of the News: Whiskey Row, LMAS and More
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
STATE OF AFFAIRS 03/24/11: He’s been in office fewer than three months, but Mayor Greg Fischer’s had a busy first quarter. Just this week, an explosion in Rubbertown and a hazardous leak in Butchertown have given rise to questions about the city’s emergency response and communication capabilities. Allegations continue about Councilwoman Judy Green, leading some to call for a wider look at how Metro Council Members’ discretionary funds are spent. Then there’s Louisville Metro Animal services – still without a leader – and the temporary holding pattern at Whiskey Row. Call us with your questions or comments for Mayor Fischer, Thursday on State of Affairs. Listen to the Show
The announcement comes weeks into a review of the department ordered by Mayor Greg Fischer.
For more than a year, LMAS has been the target of criticism. Zelinsky became interim director after former director Gilles Meloche resigned amidst allegations of mistreatment of animals and improper behavior.
For years, reports of inhumane treatment of animals, mistreatment of employees and poor management have surrounded LMAS. Mayor Greg Fischer says that must be fixed.