Diana Daniels has been pushing to improve conditions at the shelter which she said were in less than satisfactory condition when she first went there last year.
She visited City Council last week to present information about the shelter’s past condition, improvements made and hopes for the future.
With her urging, those interested in adoption information can now visit a section of the city’s Web site which provides adoption advice such as budget and lifestyle concerns, directions to the shelter and photos and information about some adoptable animals.
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A volunteer application is also available online and can be submitted to the Calexico Human Resources Department.
Volunteer opportunities include walking the dogs or just socializing with them. Daniels pointed out that volunteering at the shelter is ideal for high school students needing community service credit.
Improvements that have been made to the facility include cleaner areas, cleaner water, cooling mists and fans.
Daniels hopes the future will include community donations, annual 5K walks/runs with dogs, and more volunteers.
City Council members and city staff commended Daniels for her work to improve the shelter and to raise community awareness and involvement.
She will next meet with City Manager Oscar Rodriquez and Councilman John Moreno to discuss the shelter and explore more ways to improve it further.
The Calexico Animal Shelter is at 298 W. Anza Road and can be reached at 760-768-1861 or through the Police Department at 760-768-2140.
Visit www.calexico.ca.gov and click on “NewsFlash” for adoption/lost animal information.
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