Dallas Animal Services Report February 2012

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Community Outreach
11 Responsible Pet Ownership Classes - January ± 1 Neutered as a result of the class Community Education - January ± Staff attended 1 community/HOA meetings
‡ Council District 13 ± two

Outreach - January ± DAS hosted 1 Spay Day in January for Metroplex Animal Coalition
‡ 53 Spay/Neuter surgeries done

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Medical Update
± 380 Surgeries for January
‡ 347 Animal Services ‡ 33 TCAP ‡ 5 other surgeries

± 2 High School Veterinary students for six week internship ± Dr. Shomette testified in his first prosecution case ± Dr. Morris retired ± Cruelty Exam and Documentation Training for full vet team ± Reduced heartworm test cost
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Vacancies Updates
‡ ‡ ‡ Lead Veterinarian (1)
± Position is currently advertised and it closes on 3/3/12

Operations Manager (1)
± Cleared Civil Service and ready to post

Shelter & Field Managers (2)
± Cleared Civil Service and ready to post

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Animal Service Officers (13)
± Position will be advertised on 2/26 to 3/10/12

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Customer Service Reps (9)
± Interviews are scheduled for 2/28 & 2/29

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Senior Office Assistant (1)
± Reviewing candidates

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Coordinators (2) - Lost & Found / Rescue
± Pending Civil Service Process

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DAS Happenings
± ± ± ± ± ± ± ± ± ± ± ± Sign-In podiums in Adoptions and Lost/Found Color Cage Cards Fax line installed in Lost/Found Puppy Rescue with DFD 3 additional officers trained and successfully presented their first cruelty case and received custody as a result of their work. DAS inclusion in the Big Fix for Big D Camera¶s are in for ASO¶s 8 New computer workstations installed throughout the division Quality of Life Presentation Billboard PSA¶s up for ³Happily Ever After´ campaign Data Consultant work on site and completed µRewind¶ rescued from underground sewer line
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Events
± Placement Partner meetings hosted by DAS ± Valentine event held at DAS with Dallas Animal Advocates ± Hosted ASPCA Customer Service for Animal Control training session ± Hosted Teresa Berg photo training session with TASC and launched new photo project at DAS ± Spay Day proclamation presented by Councilwoman Jasso to DAS and MAC ± Received ASPCA grant for Texas Unites Conference

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Placement Results
Discount Adoption Rate Results ± 150 adoptions during the Valentine event (2/11 ± 2/14)
‡ Record 69 placements the day of the event ‡ DAA volunteers provided festive decorations for the division

Live Release Rates Comparison
December 2010 / 2011 33% / 41% January 2011 / 2012 30% / 40% February 2011 / 2012 32% / 40%

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Completed Projects
± ± ± ± ± ± ± ± 911 Wildlife Bid goes before Council Quality of Life briefings completed Chameleon system integration work completed Automated inventory scanning process implemented Color kennel cards initiated Euthanasia report revised to include color photo Outdoor lighting maintenance Lost & Found directional decal project

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Coming Attractions
± ± ± ± ± ± ± ± Dallas Loves Animals Pet Fiesta Wireless updates Rescue program efficiency updates Addition of a weekend rescue coordinator Bridge-O-Rama event Texas Unites for Animals Conference Public Service Announcement video launch Automated photo uploads

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