Hunt for new Animal Care Services director comes up short

Facing a string of high-profile dog maulings and a sinking live-release rate, this year San Antonio hired a professional recruiter to conduct a nationwide search for the city’s next Animal Care Services director.

Roughly six months later, after four finalists were brought in for in-person interviews, none of the candidates have been offered the job, according to the city.

“We have gone through a recent recruitment and interviews with potential candidates,” Walsh told the mayor and City Council Monday in a letter updating them on the search. “I have chosen to continue to recruit candidates for this critical role for our organization.”