Animal care center in Sierra Vista temporarily reduces hours - Tucson News Now

Animal care center in Sierra Vista temporarily reduces hours

(Source: City of Sierra Vista) (Source: City of Sierra Vista)
SIERRA VISTA, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

Due to staffing issues, the Nancy J. Brua Animal Care Center in Sierra Vista will be reducing the hours and days it is open to the public, according to a recent release from the City of Sierra Vista. 

This change in hours is only temporary, and will change again once staffing levels are restored.  According to the release the center will be closed on Saturdays, but will extend Thursday hours to 6:30 p.m.

New operating hours will be from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday, with extended hours on Thursday from 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. The center will remain closed to the public from Saturday to Monday. These changes will take effect immediately, according to the release.

“We’re moving as swiftly as possible to get these positions filled so we will be able to restore Saturday service to the public, as we know this is a popular day to visit the animal care center,” Animal Control Supervisor Arleen Garcia said in the release. “In the meantime, we hope the extended hours on Thursday will accommodate the needs of many people who have trouble making it in during the typical work day.” 

There are two openings for animal control officers and due to a recent retirement there is an opening at customer service.  Animal control officers help fill in at the front desk when necessary, but the positions require several evaluations and tests, so the hiring process takes additional time.

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