CCHS at Rockwall Animal Adoption Center - Media Buzz
- 11-14-2012 - BlueRibbonNews.com
- "CCHS Rockwall Animal Adoption Center's Grand Re-Opening Event"
About 200 people came for the Grand Reopening to see the facility and visit with the animals. Food, fun and pet
adoptions made for a great afternoon.
CCHS contracted with the City of Rockwall in July to operate the facility
– one of about five in the United States that is privatized.
Picture: Earle Sigrerist gets ready to take Buttons home after the Collin County Humane Society Rockwall Animal Adoption
Center's Re-Grand Opening event.
- 11-10-2012 - BlueRibbonNews.com
- "CCHS Rockwall Animal Adoption Center's Grand Re-Opening Party"
Collin County Humane Society at Rockwall and the Rockwall Animal Adoption Center
(a No-Kill facility) invites you to a Grand Reopening from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Saturday, November 10 at 1825 Airport Road in Rockwall.
Festivities will include a bounce house, face painter, crafts for the kids and
more. There will also be a bake sale and raffles throughout the day for a chance
to win gift cards ranging from $5 to $25 worth of prizes.
The Grand Prize is a weekend stay at the Marriott in Addison that includes
accommodations for your pet(s) provided by Pappy’s Pet Lodge in Rockwall.
- 08-01-2012 - PlanetRockwall.com
- "Rockwall Animal Adoption Center Under New Management"
Animal lovers in Rockwall have been following Rockwall Shelter news for months
and now it’s official. As of today the Rockwall Animal Adoption Center is no
longer operating as a city-run facility. Wednesday, August 1, is the first day
for the shelter’s new management -- the Collin County Humane Society.
CCHS is taking over the operation of the Adoption Center while the City remains
in charge of Animal Control. Animal control officers, employed by the City of
Rockwall, will continue to be responsible for responding to calls from the public
regarding stray or wild animals, abuse, licensing and enforcement of city
regulations. The agreement provides an immediate 15% savings for the taxpayers of
Rockwall and Heath.
- 07-24-2012 - Neighborsgo.com
- "Collin County Humane Society To Assume Operations At Rockwall Animal Shelter"
The Collin County Humane Society emerged as the top dog in a bid to assume
management of the Rockwall animal shelter as the city proceeds with privatization
plans to cut costs.
The $410,000 contract will put the Collin County nonprofit at the helm of the
shelter starting Aug. 1 while the city remains responsible for animal control,
which involves bite cases, picking up stray or deceased animals and enforcement
of city code.
“We’re not looking at ourselves as failing at this in any sense,” said Brad
Griggs, director of municipal services. “It’s just an opportunity to go in
another direction and save some money.”