Learn about the animal shelter’s new operating model during Beer & Politics

Hear more about Long Beach Animal Care Services’ new operating model for its animal shelter during Liberation Brewing Co.’s next Beer & Politics forum this Thursday.

The “Compassion Saves” model, revealed during a special City Council meeting last week, would ensure that no healthy or treatable animal is euthanized and that the shelter remain open to admitting any animal. It would also include the creation of an adoption program.

The new model is a result of a city audit requested by Mayor Robert Garcia a few years ago that found issues with day-to-day operations as well as long-term planning.

At Thursday’s Beer & Politics event Councilwoman Stacy Mungo, who represents the city’s 5th District where the shelter resides, will review the topic while the public will have the opportunity to ask questions. As always, beer consumption is encouraged.

The free event will begin at 7 p.m. on Thursday, April 25 at Liberation Brewing Co., 3630 Atlantic Ave.

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Stephanie Rivera is the immigration and diversity reporter for the Long Beach Post. Growing up as one of six kids in the working-class immigrant suburb of South Gate, she was taught the importance of civic engagement and to show compassion for others. After graduating from CSULB with a degree in journalism, Stephanie worked for Patch Latino and City News Service before coming to the Long Beach Post in 2015. An avid Harry Potter fan, Stephanie now lives in Bixby Knolls with her boyfriend and their bearded dragon, Austin.