Animal Control moves forward with volunteer training |


Animal Control moves forward with volunteer training |

The Animal Control division of the Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department has scheduled its first orientations for volunteers applying to work in the shelter.

They will be held at 10:30 a.m. and again at 6 p.m. Wednesday at the shelter at 7211 Sallie Mood Drive. The 90-minute orientations are limited to 15 volunteers each.

The shelter’s volunteer program has been suspended since early March and was previously scheduled to begin again in mid-April. Volunteers are being reorganized into specific job functions, a move meant to improve service to the public and the animals, as well as improve the volunteers’ experience.

But at least one group, One Love Animal Rescue, grew tired of being shut out of feeding, cleaning and playing with the dogs and cats. One Love announced earlier this week it plans to stop facilitating adoptions out of the shelter as of May 16, because the volunteer shutdown prevents it from properly vetting animal/owner matches. The group is sticking with that decision despite the upcoming orientations, said co-founder and president Karrie Bulski. Instead, her group is focusing on its growing efforts to network and transport animals out of the area.

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