(Forsyth County, GA) Did you lose your dog? Spot a bear roaming in a local park? A new brand makes it easier for residents to know who to call for help. Four Forsyth County departments have teamed up to create a local government supergroup called Community and Animal Safety. These four departments work together to create a safe and healthy environment for animals in the county.
The four departments are:
- Code Compliance: ensures safe, healthy, and attractive living conditions for all residents by helping to enforce all County codes.
- Park Rangers: provide Forsyth County Parks & Recreation visitors with information and assistance while patrolling and enforcing park rules and ordinances.
- Animal Services: provides education and enforcement of animal-related County ordinances.
- Animal Shelter: rescues, reunites, and rehomes animals in Forsyth County
“We created the Community & Animal Safety brand to more clearly communicate how these four teams work together to create a safe and caring environment for people and animals in the County,” said Director of Community & Animal Safety Jerry Ramos. “We enjoy partnering with citizens and hope this new brand highlights what we are all about when we’re out in the community.”
Along with news of the new Community & Animal Safety Brand, local officials announced that the Animal Shelter will soon get a rebranding of its own. In Fall 2023, the Animal Shelter will officially adopt the name Pet Resource Center to reflect new and improved community services.
“For years, the Forsyth County Animal Shelter has been proudly dedicated to rescuing, reuniting and rehoming animals in Forsyth County,” said Animal Shelter Manager Cindy Iacopella. “Along with continuing to be the only open admission shelter in Forsyth County, we are excited to also soon provide enhanced community engagement with current and prospective pet owners, as well as mobile veterinary services to help keep pets and people together.”
The Pet Resource Center will continue its current shelter and adoption operations while adding new educational programs and a mobile veterinary clinic vehicle. Called the Companion Animal Resource and Education (CARE) unit, the mobile clinic will have advanced equipment on board including two surgery tables, a digital X-ray machine, and other machinery necessary for veterinary surgeries such as spaying and neutering.
Residents can expect to see the CARE unit at community adoption events and vaccination and microchipping clinics. However, the CARE unit will also travel to areas of need in Forsyth County to provide scheduled mobile veterinary services.
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