As another form of best practices adopted at the recommendation of Best Friends Animal Society, the Hall County Animal Shelter is revamping the way it takes in animals.
Shelter staff have frequently dealt with unpredictable and often high rates of intake, leading to a loss of valuable time and resources for all parties involved.
To mitigate the issue, the shelter now requires an appointment to be scheduled before an animal is surrendered to the shelter, and shelter staff have 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.
The new intake program does not apply to strays.
To make an appointment simply call the Hall County Animal Shelter at (678) 450-1587.
The shelter has already launched an effort to curb its intake with cats, thanks to its new Community Cat Program, which works with the public to trap feral cats, spay/neuter them and return them to their habitats.