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Health District Strives to Improve Animal Services

Press Release
May 16, 2005

La Marque – Officials with the Galveston County Health District are examining ways to continue improving animal services activities conducted by the District.  As part of this effort an Animal Services Summit will be held May 25th at the Wayne Johnson Community Center (Carbide Park), 4102 Main Street, La Marque, in the community room.  The Summit will be held from 9:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.    Those expected to attend the Summit include County and City elected officials, members of the Galveston County United Board of Health, members of the Galveston County Animal Shelter Advisory Committee, and local individuals interested in animal services provided in Galveston County.

Improvements have already been made since the first animal summit held in March 2004 and officials with the District would like to see even more in the future.  “We have been working very hard to improve the services we provide to the community and have implemented many positive changes,” says Ronnie Schultz, Director of Environmental Health Programs. “With input from community leaders and those people dedicated to the care of animals we are sure that we can continue to improve services and offer an even higher quality program in the future.”

The purpose of the Summit is to outline the Health District’s ongoing plans to improve existing services within available resources, and to hear community ideas and perspectives regarding the need for short-term or long-term improvements in animal services.  The Health District works under a seven year “Strategic Health Plan” adopted in 2004 that is designed to make measurable improvements in the health of Galveston County.  Priority six of the plan calls for improvements in environmental health.  The animal services program at the District is managed by the Environmental Programs department. 

Printed in the Galveston Daily News 05/18/05
Follow-up printed in the Galveston Daily News 05/26/05

For More Information Contact:
Kurt Koopmann
Public Information Officer
Galveston County Health District
(409) 938-2211