Commissioners just voted unanimously to develop an arrangement with a new nonprofit to alleviate staffing and space issues at the county animal control facility.
The county recently closed the facility on Saturdays, and officials at today's commissioners court meeting said it's not feasible to reopen it without hiring additional staff.
The facility's director submitted information to commissioners indicating that reopening the facility on Saturdays would cost $12,000 to $24,000 a year, depending on staffing options. He suggested instead that the county request use of the Kerrville Pets Alive travel trailer, which can hold 45 cats and dogs. The trailer would could take in animals from the facility each weekend and travel throughout the county attempting to re-home the pets.
Commissioners also moved to develop a way to allow volunteers to visit the animal control facility on weekends when county staff are available.
"I think this is a great start, guys," said Kerr County Judge Rob Kelly.