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! I II I 20 FRIDAY JANUARY 18 - MONDAY. JANUARY 21, 2013 NEWS Cape Gazette Gryczon: Staff was resolving problems By Rachel Swick Mavity "We definitely plan to conduct racne a national search for a new exec- utive director, and we plan to add The board of Safe Haven Ani- additional members to the mal Sanctuary is setting a new board," said Rick Kirchhoffofthe direction. Safe Haven board. "We have not In a statement, the board said yet settled all of the details." it underestimated the challenges In response to charges that of starting a new no-kill shelter Sale Haven dogs housed at an- in Sussex County. other kennel were losing weight, "It also became clear that our Gryczon said her staff took ac- needs had changed, and our di- tion to test them for worms and rector did not have the all of the treat them. skills we needed to manage our "The dogs tested positive for fast-evolving operation," the whipworms, hence the rapid statement said. weight loss," she said. "Unfortunately, she did not Gryczon said the dogs were move quickly enough to fill key taken to Safe Haven for t]'eat- staff positions, which resulted in ment, and all the dogs in the ken- performance below the standard nels were being de-wormed of service we had set for our- again. selves." Gryczon said 80 to 95 dogs are Hal Dukes of Safe Haven's boarded at private kennels, and board said the board hasn't taken 85 to 95 dogs are housed at Safe any steps yet to begin searching Haven. for a new director. She said adoptions, which had The board removed Anne been slow, were starting to in- Gryczon last week after five crease. " ..... years of service. Safe Haven Di- Gryczon said her achieve- rector of Medical Operations ments at Safe Haven included Cindy Woods is serving as acting getting the organization through director as the board searches a lengthy site-planning and con- for new leadership struction phase. She also worked FILE PHOTO :~ ~,~ ,~ ~,~ ~:, board members plan to do a nationwide search for a new director, as well as hire new staff members to propel the no-kill shelter forward. 302-260-9615 Winter Hours Friday 11am - 9pm Saturday & Sunday 9am - 9pm FRIDAY- LUNCH SPECIAL 1 lam-4pm All Sandwiches $5.00 (sewed w/chips) FISH NIGHT 4pm - close SATURDAY- BREAKFAST 9am- 2pm BURGERS $6.00 4pm - close 1/2 RACK OF RIBS (w/2 sides) $12.95 SUNDAY- BREAKFAST 9am-2pm POKER 3pm I' 1il FOOTBALL SPECIALS ALL ENTREES 1/2 PRICE 6pm-close ~1-~ mI,,,A,,,A,,,FL0.] ihl ID'I.I~-. 1 [e-1'~1 II ;F2J ~ i ,~ i with staff to host off-site adop- tion events every weekend. "I partnered closely with Pet- Smart to set up the adoption cen- ter at the new store to open in Millsboro in the spring," she said. The board has set new goals and hopes a new director and key staff members will help the shelter become a model no-kill facility. we commence our search for new executive leadership, the board wishes to emphatically reaffirm our commitment to the no-kill ethic," the statement says. "We will also took for opportuni- ties to partner with animal-res- cue organizations and other shel- ters. For the sake of the animals, we need to move beyond in- ternecine warfare." For more information, go to I cucina italiana 247 rehoboth avenue TUESDAY, JANUARY 22; DOORS OPEN AT 6:30 PM $85 / PERSON GRATUITY NOT INCLUDED RSVP: 302.226.2240, OR EMAIL MIKE@SODELCONCEPTS.COM