A Plea from Cranston Residents
We Want Prompt Action at Cranston Animal Shelter
We are writing to express concern regarding the delayed action to improve the situation at the Cranston Animal Shelter. Chief of Staff, Mr. Lopez, has addressed the need for improvements to shelter policy and practices but so far no noticeable changes have occurred. Animal advocates have presented a number of suggestions within reason that many other municipal shelters utilize (and offered to help facilitate them as permitted) including: allowing rescue groups to pull animals, having better photos taken of the animals by a photographer, beginning a Pet of the Week segment in the Cranston Patch (or other local outlet), creating a Facebook page for the shelter and allowing a volunteer program. We were thrilled Mr. Lopez seemed to see the value in taking these necessary steps but over a month has passed since initial discussions with advocates – and several weeks since Mr. Lopez was quoted in the Cranston Patch - and the lack of progress is unacceptable.
All of these changes would greatly improve the animals' probability of being adopted and their quality of life. These changes need to be made immediately so the animals in our shelter are receiving the best care and can find forever homes as soon as possible! Each day that passes is another day they are not getting the attention they are entitled to! As Cranston residents, it is paramount to us that these concerns are addressed and resolved quickly for the benefit of our shelter animals and our community!