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Animal shelter seeks to increase staffing, make volunteering easier

in Animals/Community

The City of Turlock is making a few changes at its animal shelter to ensure it is meeting the needs of Turlock’s citizenry — those on two and four legs.

The Turlock Animal Shelter — which is part of the police department — is tasked with providing education, protection, and the humane treatment of animals in the City in order to insure a safe and healthy community and to promote the benefits of responsible pet ownership.

Continue reading on Turlock Journal

Local animal shelter lowering ‘kill’ rate

in Animals

The Stanislaus Animal Services Agency (SASA) has made great strides to reducing the euthanization of pets that come into its shelter, its executive director told members of the Ceres City Council on Monday, but unwanted pets continue to be a problem.

Annette Patton delivered her annual report, which also contained mostly good news about declining euthanasia rates. The city Ceres is a member of the agency’s Joint Powers Authority (JPA), along with Stanislaus County and the cities of Hughson, Modesto, Waterford and Patterson. The cities of Turlock, Oakdale, Newman and Riverbank have their own animal control services.

“This report brings the highest live release rate in all of Stanislaus Animal Services history,” said Patton. “I’ve said that for four years straight now but it’s true.”

Continue Reading on Ceres Courier

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