FKSPCA TO ASSUME COUNTY’S ANIMAL CONTROL CONTRACT FOR THE MIDDLE KEYS
On October 21, 2015, Monroe County commissioners gave approval for the Florida Keys Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (FKSPCA) to assume the remainder of the contract currently held by SHARK (Safe Harbor Animal Rescue of the Keys) for animal control services in the Middle Keys. The SHARK Board of Directors voted in August 2015 to find another group to assume the responsibilities in their jurisdiction. Both the County and SHARK agreed that the FKSPCA was the best possibility for this assignment.
FKSPCA Chairman of the Board Jane Dawkins said that their Board and Finance Committee carefully considered the proposal and decided that the FKSPCA was fully capable, both organizationally and financially, of assuming these new responsibilities.
“With our new building fund in its final stages, this is an exciting time for the FKSPCA,” Dawkins said “I firmly believe that we will be a better and stronger organization as a result of this expanded footprint.”
All six current SHARK employees have been asked to stay in the same or similar positions. Tammy Fox-Royer will become Executive Director of the expanded organization. Currently, the FKSPCA, based on Stock Island, is responsible for animal control services in the Lower Keys from mile marker zero to 17. The assumption of this new contract will extend their animal care services to mile marker 70.
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The Florida Keys Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, Inc. is a non-profit organization dedicated to the protection of abandoned, unwanted and mistreated companion animals. We provide a clean safe environment, health care, environmental enrichment and adoption service.
The Florida Keys SPCA is a completely independent, private, not-for-profit organization. We are not under the umbrella of, nor are we funded by the ASPCA or any other national humane organization. While we receive funds from Monroe County under our contract to provide animal control services in our jurisdiction, maintaining the high standards of care we provide for our animals, including veterinary care, and other important programs such as spay/neuter and community outreach can only be accomplished through donations from people like you. Every donation, large and small, is important, needed and much appreciated. Thank you for the part you play in helping us help the animals in our care.
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