By now, if you’re paying any amount of attention to the persistent problems at Louisville Metro Animal Services, you’ve already turned into a raging alcoholic.
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The $10 adoption fee (plus the cost of the license) is really just a way to hide a $19.50 adoption fee.
According to the ordinance, LMAS does have to charge a license fee – at least, that’s the best we can tell. When out-of-county adopters come in, they don’t get a $9.50 reduction in price.
But why, exactly, are adopters living outside of Jefferson County required to license their animal in Jefferson County? And why isn’t the $60,000-per-year communications director communicating clearly about this? Why set the organization up for more ridicule and failure? Why not call it a $19.50 adoption fee and be done with it?
There’s a pattern of misinformation flowing out of LMAS involving fees associated with, you know, everything. Like this:
The photos don’t cost $5.00 – they cost $9.95. Five bucks of the cost went to LMAS, though. Either LMAS has a problem communicating costs associated with government or there’s an effort to constantly mislead.
Sadly, only two people showed up to be photographed on Saturday. In years prior, 35-40 were taken each day. We’re not shocked, really, as Dismas workers were there instead of of volunteers.
Our sources on-hand to watch LMAS says the employee assigned to manage the Dismas guys left at 3:30/3:45. The event was scheduled to end until 4:00. The second person who showed up requesting a photo with Santa arrived at 3:50 and a volunteer on-hand to work with cats had to call Animal House to have Margaret Brosko send them back to Petsmart.
And you wonder why nothing ever changes at Louisville Metro Animal Services.