Louisville Metro Animal Services officials say citizens, rescue groups and foster volunteers have responded to their call for dog adoptions and no animals will have to be euthanized to ease overcrowding. Over the weekend, officials said that 80 dogs at the Manslick Road shelter would have to be adopted by the end of business today… Continue reading MAS Says Adoption Blitz Was Successful
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
No Kill Louisville is the only group that met Monday’s deadline to submit bids to run the soon-to-be-privatized parts of Louisville Metro Animal Services. The group’s president Jessica Reid previously told WFPL No Kill Louisville could reduce euthanasia almost instantly and eventually only allow the sickliest of animals to be put down. She also said the group’s biggest… Continue reading No Kill Louisville Sole Bidder for Animal Services 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.
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.
Animal House is a 10 thousand square foot facility that will showcase adoptable animals under the care of Metro Animal Services.
Wayne Zelinsky, Director of Metro Animal Services, says it provides much needed space.
A State Auditor’s report found numerous management problems in animal services under the tenure of former director Gilles Meloche. Amidst allegations of mismanagement and sexual harassment, Meloche resigned, effective at the end of last year. Zelinsky was promoted to fill Meloche’s spot, and he says many operating procedures have been changed.
Louisville Metro Animal Services Director Gilles Meloche has announced his resignation amid accusations of mismanagement.