Changes to come to St. Louis County animal shelter

One of the changes will be implementing term limits for board members.

Maria Keena
October 09, 2019 - 11:57 am

ST. LOUIS COUNTY, Mo. (KMOX) —  Some changes are in the works for the St. Louis County Animal Care and Control facility. 

The new bill is from St. Louis County Council members Lisa Clancy and Mark Harder. 

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"This update to the Animal Care and Control Advisory Board ordinance is one of many steps towards bringing much-needed change to the animal care and control shelter. For the first time in the history of the ACC, board members will have term limits," Clancy said.

Additionally, members will have professional marketing experience plus a member who volunteers 25 hours per month at the county shelter. 

"There was an item on our agenda tonight to begin the RFP process for a potential nonprofit partnership to come in and assume operations of the shelter, so that's another avenue we're exploring and so that will be a big focus," Clancy said.

But that process will take a few weeks and Clancy acknowledges a lot of things need to change at the shelter. 

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