Los Angeles Wants Improved ‘Animal Management’ System
In 2013-14, the city’s Department of Animal Services said it took in nearly 57,000 cats, dogs, rabbits and other animals.
The city of Los Angeles Department of Animal Services is seeking state-of-the-art “animal management” software for its shelters, according to an RFP released this week.logo
The system will be used to manage animals at the city’s six animal care facilities, including pounds, and will track adoptions, medical records and other site information. The system also needs to manage animal licensing and permits online, by mail and in person; manage and document officer investigations by field officers.
The city is seeking a software contractor for the duration of the three-year contract, which can be extended for an additional three years, according to the RFP document. The department expects implementation costs and training will range from $50,000 to $100,000 and will budget $26,000 annually for the management system.
In 2013-14, the city’s Department of Animal Services said it took in nearly 57,000 cats, dogs, rabbits and other animals; reimbursed more than 27,000 spay or neuter surgeries, issued 123,000 animal licenses and responded to more than 5,000 wildlife calls.
This story was originally published by TechWire.