Prince George's County residents give homes to 433,000 dogs and cats. Considering their lifespan, there is a DEMAND for 32,000 pets every year simply to replace those that die. There is an SUPPLY of 8,000 pets every year available for placement in homes at the Animal Services Facility. If ALL of those pets were placed, it would only meet 25% of the county's demand. Even so, only about 1,000 are adopted from the facility (3% of the demand), while another 2,000 are transferred to rescue groups, making a total save rate of 10% of the demand.
In spite of this high demand for pets, Prince George's County Animal Management set an all-time record. During the single month of June, 970 animals were KILLED at the Animal Services Facility.
Bradford Seamon, DCAO, says of Samuel Wynkoop (current Director of DER) and Rodney Taylor (current Administrator of AMD), "I'm confident that their dedication and leadership will CONTINUE to meet the needs of the citizens and provide for the health and welfare of the animal population in Prince George's County."
It's time for County Executive Rushern Baker to keep the promise that he made as a candidate and "Get the right people working in the Animal Services Facility."