Members of Bibb County Citizens' Committee on Animal Welfare and Site Selection narrowed the search for an animal shelter director. They've picked two from thirty-two applicants.
You've asked us what we know about the final two candidates, so 13WMAZ's Jennifer Moulliet did some research, and this is what she found out.
Members of the committee have selected Richard Rice and Sarah Tenon as their two finalists for the shelter's director.
Tenon currently works at Mobile County's Animal Shelter in Alabama. 13WMAZ spoke with her supervisor, Donna Jones, who said, "She's made some really good changes for us, and I would hate to lose her."
Jones says Tenon works well with rescue groups and fixed previous personnel issues at the shelter in Mobile County.
The shelter in Alabama is fairly new. It was built in 2009 and is larger than Bibb County's, holding around one hundred fifty animals.
They have three separate kennel areas: one for adoptions, another for strays and another for legal holdings.
Tenon has only worked as director of the Mobile County shelter for a year, but Jones says she has family in Georgia and understood why she might want to leave.
The other candidate on the finals list is former Executive Vice President of Atlanta's Humane Society, Richard Rice.
We Reported last week that Rice no longer works at the Humane Society, following an investigation into the organization for failing to report Parvo cases.
13WMAZ reached out to William Shaheen, President of Atlanta's Humane Society, but he did not return our calls.
We asked Bibb County Commissioner Lonzy Edwards if he was concerned about the allegations surrounding Rice, and he said Chairman Sam Hart will have the final say on who is selected as director, but they are conducting background checks on both candidates.
According to Bibb County Commissioner Lonzy Edwards, the Citizens' Committee on Animal Welfare cancelled their meeting Monday because they didn't have anything to discuss.
By law they must allow fourteen days to pass before they choose a director.
We'll update you on this story as more details become available.