The Hall County Animal Shelter in conjunction with the Humane Society of Northeast Georgia and Best Friends Animal Society will host a “Lunch and Learn” event Thursday, June 15 from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. at the North Hall Community Center to give interested citizens and stakeholders an inside look at its operations, procedures and more.
The Best Friends Animal Society team provides customized assessments and support to individual animal shelters and communities in which they serve to help improve an organization’s operations. Best Friends completed an assessment of the Hall County Animal Shelter in 2018 and again in 2022. Within those four years, the shelter has implemented a variety of best practices and procedures outlined by the recommendations made in both assessments.
“We are committed to creating positive outcomes for every animal that comes to the Hall County Animal Shelter and we know it’s equally important to commit to the highest levels of transparency within our operations,” Assistant County Administrator Katie Crumley said. “And in that spirit of transparency, we are also proud to announce that Trey Garcia, who has graciously served as interim director at the shelter for several months, has been hired to the position on a full-time basis. We look forward to his continued leadership within our organization.”
Garcia, who officially assumed the director’s role on May 21, will be available to answer citizen questions and feedback at the Lunch and Learn.
Speakers at the event include Dr. Kathryn Storm, who recently joined HCAS as the on-site veterinarian; Allison Mayfield, president and CEO of the Humane Society of Northeast Georgia; and representatives from Best Friends Animal Society.
The Lunch and Learn event will be held inside the Community Room at the North Hall Community Center located at 4175 Nopone Rd. Gainesville, GA. Lunch will be provided and the event is free to attend.
Anyone who plans to be at the event is asked to RSVP to Stephanie Maloch at email@example.com.