Greg Fischer is trying to “innovate” everything and here’s how he says he’s going to improve Metro Animal Services:
Increasing Metro Animal Services live release rate of healthy, adoptable animals – The rising homeless pet population creates a huge challenge for Animal Services, which receives more than 12,000 animals yearly. Through greater use of technology and stronger partnerships with vets and advocacy and rescue groups, the number of pets coming into Animal Services will be reduced while pets being returned to owners and adopted by new owners will increase. Goal: increase the live placement rate to the national “best practices” standard of 90 percent within five years.
Unfortunately, he’s had more than a year to implement changes that could have dramatically decreased the kill rates at LMAS. He hasn’t done so.
He’s had a year to get a new staffer who can handle narcotics. He hasn’t done so.
He’s had a year to have LMAS partner with non-profits and community organizations in an attempt to increase adoptions and awareness. What’s he done? He’s allowed his staff to kill dozens and dozens of relationships with organizations, turn away dozens of volunteers and absolutely refuse to work with anybody remotely (and legitimately) critical.
You can mark our words: this goal will not be achieved by Greg Fischer. The rest of his goals? There’s a good chance. But this one? Not a snowball’s chance in hell.
It’ll only happen with a new mayor who takes Louisville Metro Animal Services seriously.
Before you Fischer employees lose your shit and declare us haters? Check yourself. We’ve been one of the only joints in the city to adequately cover LMAS and you know we’re spot-on. And let’s not even get started on no-kill efforts.