The head of Ventura County’s Animal Control Services has resigned.
Monica Nolan stepped down this week after three years of heading the agency, citing personal issues. During her tenure, Nolan worked to expand the use of volunteers, and expanded adoption efforts.
While the shelter hasn’t been unable to reach an ideal goal no-kill policy for cats and dogs, it has been able to keep the numbers of animals euthanized from spiking despite an increase in the number of unwanted animals the agency is receiving. Some community activists are upset that the county doesn’t have a no-kill policy, but county officials say they simply don’t have the space, or financial resources to handle all of the abandoned animals they get.