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Animal Control Dept. Gets New Director

The director of the Orlando Humane Society in Florida, who has a reputation for turning around troubled operations, has been tentatively hired to head Los Angeles County’s beleaguered Department of Animal Care and Control.

Frank R. Andrews, 57, will succeed Brian Berger, who resigned in May after the Board of Supervisors voted to remove him in the wake of allegations of mismanagement and reports of missing animals.

Board chairman Ed Edelman said Andrews “has a history of taking departments that have had difficulties and turning them around. . . . He will be able to bring to Animal Control some needed management skills and relate to the outside groups that are concerned about care of animals.”

Andrews previously served as director of the Michigan Humane Society, where he oversaw animal control services in the Detroit area. He is a former city councilman from Galion, a small city outside Columbus, Ohio.

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Andrews will take over the $75,000-a-year job Aug. 7, after expected supervisors’ approval Wednesday. The department operates six animal shelters that handle about 95,000 animals a year.


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