The D.C. Dog Pound, 1201 New York Ave. NE, has extended its hours to evenings and weekends to accommodate persons unable to use its services during the day.
People seeking lost pets, or those who want to adopt a pet, can view animals at the center from 7:30 a.m. to 8 p.m., Monday through Thursday and from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.
Stray, sick, injured or unwanted animals can be brought to the center from 7:30 a.m. until midnight Monday through Thursday and from 8 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. on weekends.
There are also new procedures to adopt animals. People interested in adopting pets now must complete an application and undergo an adoption interview. An animal shelter representative also will visit the person's home to discuss the care and responsibility of owning a pet.
The changes were announced at the DHR weekly press conference. Other announcements at the press conference included:
DHR plans to relocate approximately 152 DHR office workers, now in four offices scattered throughout the city and Marland, to a building at 2116 Georgia Ave. NW. The employes will be relocated within two weeks.
Fifty DHR employes, most of them managers, have been accepted for a federally funded college program toward a master's degree in public administration.
DHR has requested bids for an auomated filing system to store records of people receiving Medicaid, food tamps, welfare and other types of asstance.