Victoria County Animal Control

Dog kennels sit empty at the Victoria County Animal Control in 2020.

Victoria County Animal Control employees raised concerns about the city’s proposal to extend the number of days an impounded animal must be held to at least five business days, during Tuesday’s City Council meeting.

“What we’re anticipating is it could cause some delays to lower priority calls,” said David Gonzales, director of the Victoria County Public Health Department, which includes animal control. “People may have to wait days or weeks before we get an opening in the shelter.”

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William Tally

The three business day hold seems to have been acceptable. It was my understanding the the new proposed rule was going to be 3 days, period. That meant the weekend was included. The protest was that VAC is closed from Friday at 3pm until 10 am Monday, leaving almost no business hours for someone to reclaim their pet. I don’t think many rescues or other people who understand how VAC works, would advocate for a 5-day hold..

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