Kennel Services for Worcester strays – of interest

In case “Leicester shelter barred from accepting dogs” wasn’t an obvious headline (in today’s T&G), the latest news is that Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources inspected Barton Brook Kennel on March 11 and BBK “was ordered to immediately stop accepting dogs for detention from Worcester and from other animal control officers.”

Also in the article:

Worcester police used Barton Brook on a limited basis in March and April, according to Kathleen A. Daly, spokeswoman for the department. For much of 2013, Worcester police primarily used the Worcester Animal Rescue League for animal shelter services.

Frequent readers may recall that we’ve talked a bit about this in the past, and that Councilor Lukes had requested a report (which I don’t think we’ve seen yet) on the status of Worcester’ kennel services contract at the April 9 City Council meeting.  According to the city’s website from a few months ago, BBK had the city’s contract for the next few years; it’s unclear how this will change.

2 thoughts on “Kennel Services for Worcester strays – of interest

  1. djmbytheelm says:

    nicole, FYI-I never did hear anything back from the city regarding my question about BBK, david rushford took my info and was suppose to get back to me. also, I have a bit of other info you might be interested in taking on as a project or “informing the public” about a popular “non profit” that is not really a “non profit” registered with the states attorney general’s office. I have been in contact with the AG’s office and they have confirmed that this “non profit” is not compliant with the guidelines, they are “working” with the so called accountants of this organization to try and get them to hand over paperwork. the organization has been operating and collecting money in worcester for 10 years. let me know if you would like to discuss this thanks dorrie

  2. savvybear1981 says:

    Reblogged this on Straight From The Savvybear.

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