Dallas Steps Up Its Dog-catching Game Without Sacrificing Happy Endings

Two months into a top-to-bottom retooling of Dallas Animal Services, the staff is doing what previous leadership said was impossible: Picking up more dogs in southern neighborhoods while actually increasing the number that make it out of the shelter alive.As Dallas Morning News reporter Tristan Hallman wrote Friday, by all measures, Dallas Animal Services' performance is headed in the right direction since two top cops took over where former manager Jody Jones failed.Deputy Police Chief Rob Sherwin and police Maj. Barbara Hobbs deflect every word of praise directly onto the Animal Services staff. And what kudos those individuals -- in the shelter and in the field -- deserve for initial results.  Continue reading...

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