Sitting down for a fifth time to discuss the future of Stamford’s Animal Shelter, the City’s Animal Control Center Task Force had several new developments this week. This includes the hiring of a part time maintenance employee and volunteer coordinator for the shelter. While the volunteer coordinator role will be temporary for now, Task Force Co-Chair Eileen Heaphy says there are plans to make it a permanent position once approved by the appropriate boards.
The Task Force also made progress with drafting volunteer contracts. Once everything is finalized and in place, Heaphy says the goal is to get the volunteers back at the shelter by early September. The ball also got rolling with potential sites for a new animal shelter. Members of the Task Force plan to visit and rate at least a dozen sites throughout the month of September.
Heaphy says while there’s still much to be done, she’s pleased with the way things are moving. She says once the volunteers are back in, and new potential sites have been established, more concrete plans can be discussed.