BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - The Board of Supervisors appointed Shyanne Schull as Animal Services Director Tuesday.
Schull will assume her new duties immediately.
Schull had been serving as Interim Director since Sept. 17, 2013 and supervised the adoption and rescue of more than 1,300 animals before the department moved the remaining 300 animals in its care to a new shelter on Sept. 30.
Animal Services euthanasia declined 26% last year, and the department is enlisting the help of communities and volunteers to provide $250,000 in spay and neuter services throughout Kern County this year.
Schull has a decade of management experience in animal control, including 10 years as Animal Control Manager for the City of Shafter prior to joining Kern County Animal Control in 2013.