If you’re looking for someone to take care of a local animal shelter or a local business, the odds are you might have to call them.
But that’s exactly what happened when local animal advocates found out a local nonprofit would be closing down.
“They told us they couldn’t do it,” said one volunteer coordinator for the Save the Animals shelter in the Dallas suburb of Garland.
“We had to make sure they could do it.”
A local volunteer coordinator works at the Save The Animals shelter.
The Dallas Animal Services Authority confirmed it was shutting down the shelter in Garland on Wednesday.
The shelter will close at 5 p.m. on Wednesday and reopen on Monday.
A statement said the decision was made to shut down after the organization was in discussions with local law enforcement.
“They said they couldn.
They said they could not.
They couldn’t,” the statement read.
Dallas Animal Services says it has a contract with the Garland Humane Society to run the shelter from April through October.
The organization said it is currently reviewing its options.
Save The Animal’s statement says it will continue to operate the shelter until its lease expires, at which time it will move to a new facility.
It also said it would be open on Sundays and Mondays.
It’s not clear if the Garland Animal Services will continue operating as an animal shelter.