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Posted: Thursday, October 3, 2013 12:00 am

The Sacramento County Department of Animal Care and Regulation, which serves Galt, is in line to receive an additional $152,000 to its 2013-14 budget.

The Board of Supervisors allocated more funds, which will help to increase the shelter’s live release rate, allow animal control officers more time in the field, and enhance the rescue and foster care programs.

“The shelter staff and volunteers have done an extraordinary job weathering the last few years of reductions, and it’s time we reinvest in their operation and get them the extra help they need,” County Executive Bradley J. Hudson said in a news release.

With a portion of the additional funds, the shelter plans to hire a new animal care attendant responsible for caring for and evaluating animals, as well as contributing to adoption efforts. The new position will also help with rescue and foster programs and ensure that animals are adopted into suitable homes.

The additional kennel help will allow animal control officers to spend more time in the field instead of working in the kennels. The officers will be freed up to respond to calls about bites, strays or reported abuse complaints.

Sacramento County Animal Care is located at 3839 Bradshaw Road, Sacramento. The shelter is open from 12:30 to 5:30 p.m. Wednesday through Friday, and from noon to 4:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

For information on adopting, fostering or volunteering, visit the Sacramento County Animal Care website.

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