Last week, Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer announced that some of the duties performed by Metro Animal Services will be privatized. A review committee made that recommendation after looking to other cities for ideas on how to improve the troubled agency. It found the best operation is Washoe County Animal Services in Reno, Nevada. Under a… Continue reading Audio: Reno Agency Draws Praise As National Animal Services Model
Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer has announced that the city will soon privatize many of the duties now performed by Metro Animal Services. The city will continue to oversee animal control, but pet care, sheltering and adoptions will be handled by a private firm that Fischer hopes to have in place by July 1st. The mayor’s… Continue reading Many Metro Animal Services Duties To Be Privatized
While awaiting a review of Louisville Metro Animal Services, the city is unveiling a new alert system to help lower the number of euthanized animals. For years, poor communication and mismanagement has led to animals being unnecessarily killed despite efforts by rescue organizations to find people who will adopt them as pets. In many cases… Continue reading City Launches New LMAS Alert System
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
Louisville Metro Animal Services interim director Debbie Fox will step down in April, possibly leaving the embattled city agency without a permanent department head.
Later this year, Mayor Greg Fischer will name a new director of Louisville Metro Animal Services. The director will be the fourth person in two years to lead the agency, and the second person to not have the title preceded by ‘interim.’
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 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.
The director of Louisville Metro Animal Services has announced his resignation from the post, effective December 31. Dr. Gilles Meloche was hired as director of the agency four years ago, but his tenure has been marred by complaints of mismanagement and sexual harassment. Here is today’s press release announcing Meloche’s departure: Metro Animal Service Director… Continue reading Meloche Resigns From Metro Animal Services