Search for new Metro Animal Services Director continues; no timeline set
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB)---It's business as usual at Metro Animal Services, although there is still a big position that is waiting to be filled.
It's been nearly 6 months since Justin Scally, the previous Director, resigned.
They city is still searching for a new Director.
"We need somebody whose passionate about animals, whose a good leaders and we're gonna continue to improve as an agency," says Margaret Brosko, Senior Management at Metro Animal Services.
Improvement is exactly what Margaret Brosko and Donald Robinson say has happened at Metro Animal Services.
"I've only been here 2 1/2 years, but it's totally different from the first time I stepped foot in the facility," says Donald Robinson, Assistant Director at Metro Animal Services.
Several years ago, the city agency had issues with poor conditions, dissatisfied employees, and a lack of leadership.
Mayor Greg Fischer says that has since changed.
"When we started the transformation or turnaround at Animal Services, we brought in a 3 person team to do that. Donald and Margaret are still there. They're doing a good job, along with the rest of the team as well," says Mayor Greg Fischer.
In the last 2 years, MAS has partnered with the national animal organization ASPCA, and with local organizations to help move the agency forward.
They recently started a lost and found kiosk that is helping community members find missing pets.
"We have a new lost and found coordinator whose primary responsibility is to identify lost pets in the community and reunite them with their owner," says Margaret Brosko.
We were there on Friday afternoon, when this happened.
While employees say, positive changes continue to be made at MAS, Mayor Fischer says there's still no timeline for when a new Director will be hired.
"We want to find the right person but it's not a really high-alert type of thing to do because we continue to make progress," says Mayor Fischer.
"We're okay right now. We'll leave that up to the Human Resources department, and I'm quite sure that they'll find the right fit for our agency," says Donald Robinson.
Employees credit teamwork for the good things happening at MAS.
They're looking forward to seeing who the city hires as the next Director.
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