The Hall County Animal Shelter announced it will require an appointment to turn in pets, according to AccessWDUN.
The shelter announced the change in intake procedure Monday. This comes as one of the recommendations of Best Friend Animal Society, an organization which was called in to make recommendations for the shelter.
Shelter staff previously dealt with unpredictable and high rates of intake, according to a press release from the county, and the appointment intake schedule is designed to combat the lost time and resources from the old way. With the new process, shelter staff have also been trained to provide animal owners with information about rescue organizations and other avenues to find the best fit for the animal – whether or not that includes the shelter.
“We expect the new system to increase the number of live outcomes at the shelter and free up the staff and volunteers’ valuable time to assist in other areas, like pet adoptions,” said Danielle Busch, Hall County Animal Shelter Coordinator.