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Five Acres will not be providing Animal Control services as the Animal Control Officers will remain in place and will continue to provide animal control services.
Five Acres will refer to the two locations served as Randolph and Pralle. The expectation is the level of care provided at both locations is the same and mirrors the level of care currently provided by Five Acres staff and volunteers.
The Randolph location will need to accept animals from Animal Control officers, return ‘lost’ or ‘stray’ animals to their owners and continue to support adoptions. The Randolph location will not handle ‘wildlife’ but may need to provide care for animals other than cats and dogs. We do hope to work with other rescue type organizations to place other species quickly. The specifics of this are still being worked out.
Five Acres will be tasked with taking in animals, caring for the animals at both locations, and adopting out the animals while assuring they receive all the medical care needed. It will take additional staff, additional volunteers and additional money which is why we have put together committees for shelter operations, volunteer services and development. We can accomplish this together!