Friday, September 30, 2011
Bryan Animal Center: One Month Later
One month ago the City of Bryan began operating the Bryan Animal Center (BAC) at 2207 Finfeather Road. Since that time, the City has reviewed services and programs, made facility improvements, hired staff, and began partnerships.
Included in the new hires is BAC operations manager, Alan Stilley who joins the City after a successful career with the Texas Parks and Wildlife Service. Other new BAC staff members bring a wealth of animal experience, which greatly benefits animals in the facility.
In a few short weeks, the BAC has progressed from a holding facility for the City of Bryan Animal Control animals, to a developing full-service center. Today, the Bryan Animal Center houses Bryan Animal Control Animals, accepts Bryan strays and owner surrenders, adopts out animals, and has several animals in foster care. This Saturday, some BAC animals will be part of an event at the St. Francis Episcopal Church in College Station; they will be looking for new homes.
The BAC has begun a volunteer program. Volunteers can assist with a variety of duties and are encouraged to call or visit the BAC to learn more. Presently, volunteers can assist with caring for animals, cleaning, locating animal owners, and other duties. Volunteer application forms are available on the BAC website.
Other information on the BAC website includes BAC contact and location information, adoption forms, fostering forms, and animal pictures of animals who are looking for their owners or who want to be adopted. If a Bryan resident has lost an animal, one of the initial contacts should be to the Bryan Animal Center.
Changes and improvements to the BAC facility are on-going. Once the improvements are complete, the BAC will have a public open house, which will likely be in January 2012. More information will be available as event plans are finalized.
For more information about the City of Bryan Animal Center, please visit the BAC website at http://animals.bryantx.gov/. The BAC is located at 2207 Finfeather Road, and the public hours are Monday through Friday from Noon to 6:00 p.m. The BAC telephone number is 979.209.5260.
Contact: Alan Stilley, Animal Center Operations Manager, 979.209.5260
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