Brenham City Council members heard the concerns of a local resident about the conditions and operations of Brenham new Pet Adoption Center. Carol Jensen emailed each to the council members a 10 page letter questioning the operation and care of the animals at the center. Her concerns included unwarranted euthanasians, poor feeding, and haphazard vaccinations and sterilizations of the animals. She also questions the promotion of police Corporal John Snowden to Animal Services Supervisor. Snowden continues to have non-animal related responsibilities with the police department as well as supervising the pet adoption center.
The Pet Adoption and Care Center opened about a year ago next door to Brenham’s Police station. The $2.7 million dollar facility replaced the aging animal shelter on Old Chappell Hill Road. In August, the center held a “Clear the Shelter Day” in which all of the animals in the shelter were adopted on a single Saturday.
Mayor Milton Tate said that the council and city staff would review Jensen’s complaints and place the item for formal discussion on a future city council agenda.