DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – City of Dallas officers introduced on Friday, January 21 that Dallas Animal Services can be briefly closing on Thursdays because of staffing issues.
Officials mentioned that the momentary closure was vital because of each the nationwide labor scarcity and rise of COVID-19 instances amongst their workers members. They hope that the additional day “will allow DAS to adjust the schedules of customer service staff to ensure more appropriate coverage and a higher level of resident service throughout the rest of the week.”
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Although the shelter will likely be closed to the general public on Thursdays, Dallas officers mentioned that the animals on the shelter will proceed to obtain day by day care and assist. Pet homeowners on the lookout for misplaced pets can even be capable to contact the pet assist desk for assist.
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A DAS spokesperson mentioned that the Field Team can even proceed to work seven days every week to assist guarantee public security, however cautioned that workers shortages might make response instances longer than standard.
“Despite significant staff shortages, the DAS Field Team will continue to operate seven days a week to ensure public safety; however, response times are expected to be longer than normal, particularly for lower priority calls, until these staffing challenges resolve.”
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As of January 24, 2022, DAS’ shelter will likely be open to the general public and providing on-line adoptions from 1 p.m. to six p.m. between Sunday and Wednesday, 1 p.m. to six p.m. on Friday, and 11 a.m. to six p.m. on Saturday.