The economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic is becoming clearer for municipal governments, and the projected revenue shortfalls are causing across the board budget cuts. Animal services in communities large and small are facing decisions on how to do more with less. How do you keep up lifesaving while also providing necessary services to the public when your budget is cut by 15%?
It will take community-wide collaboration, innovation, and a commitment to the animals and each other like never before.
We spoke with Ed Jamison of Dallas Animal Services as he leads his team, and community through this time of economic uncertainty.