According to an August 18 report by TWC News, Davidson County Shelter in North Carolina transitioned their animal shelter operations Tuesday afternoon. More on this devastating situation involving abuse and neglect can be found in this Examiner article by Cheryl Hanna.
Davidson County Commissioners in Lexington made the decision to end the county’s contract with United Animal Coalition, leaving shelter staff and officials to wade through government red tape earlier this week. New contracts, replacing locks and switching utilities to Davidson County have been taken care of so the new system to save the dogs and cats is now in place.
UAC’s license is revoked following an investigation that found “systemic failure to adequately care for animals” in Davidson as well as the Guliford shelter in Greensboro, both of which were being run by UAC.
Shelter interim manager Donna Grooms has been kept on. She had contacted chairman Todd Yates a few weeks ago and asked to manage the shelter. After being directed by Yates to speak with UAC President Carolyn Cudd, Grooms was appointed as manager. Yates confirmed Grooms has improved shelter conditions since taking over the shelter ten days ago. In an interview with TWC News Yates stated
“We pretty much worked through all the bugs before now and it’s business as usual for us, there’s no need to shut it down.”
Grooms will likely apply for an operating license today since the necessary paperwork was completed Tuesday. Davidson’s already has plans for a big event this weekend when an adoption fair will be held beginning at 11 a.m. Saturday and 1 p.m. on Sunday. Cats and dogs will be adopted out at a discounted rate
Facebook: Guilford County Shelter Volunteer page posted August 18
“We have lots of lovely cats and dogs, various breeds and mixes, as well as rabbits, rats, hamsters, a ball python and a few exotics. I’d especially love to hear from anyone who can help special needs animals and/or seniors. If you are a 501c3 rescue – you don’t have to be in North Carolina – we would love to hear from you!”
Davidson County’s Shelter will hold an adoption fair this weekend. It begins at 11 a.m. Saturday and 1 p.m. Sunday and discounted adoption rates will apply. Updates can be found on the Guliford County Facebook page. To contact the Davidson Animal Shelter click here. Both shelters are working as quickly as possible to find homes for the animals in their care. Follow Greenville Dog Examiner on Facebook.
Please share this article with friends in rescue and contact Davidson or Guilford immediately if you can rescue or adopt an animal.