New Animal Shelter Director Announced
By WestKyStar Staff
PADUCAH, KY - The new director of the McCracken County Animal Shelter has been named, according to the Paducah Sun.
Leslie Hannan will be running the shelter after being officially named director. A vote on Monday also increased her salary from about $25,000 to $30,000. Hannan began working at the shelter several months ago as the office manager under animal control officer Jeff Brown.
Brown has been running both the shelter and animal control since commissioners made the decision to sever ties with the McCracken County Humane Society in November.
Brown will continue working as animal control director.
The county also plans to hire two part-time employees to assist Hannan. The application deadline is Aug. 31 and interviews will follow. She is presently the only paid employee with several volunteers also lending their time.
The shelter is growing, with 60 dogs and 40 cats currently living there. Currently only aggressive and ill pets are euthanized, and they would like to maintain this "low-kill" policy.
The shelter is also looking for a new volunteer veterinarian.
The Fiscal Court also accepted a nearly $21,000 bid on Monday from Jones Fence Co. to build a fence around the shelter building. The original proposal was for a 6-foot fence, but commissioners decided to change the order to allow for negotiations after Newberry suggested building it at 5 feet. He said a 5-foot fence will likely do the same job as a 6-foot one and could possibly save some money.