UPDATED: Friday, April 13, 2012 - 9:54am
BRYAN -- It's been six weeks since the city of Bryan and the Brazos Animal Shelter parted ways for good.
And now that the city is in the business of animal welfare, the Bryan Animal Center is as busy as ever.
They're already taking care of about 100 animals.
When they opened in September, their primary focus was to act as an impoundment center but deputy city manager, Hugh Walker, says the animal center has already started implementing new programs sooner than expected.
"Some of the operations have already picked up for us in the way of programs and services. We really didn't anticipate being a drop off center for some time but we've already become that in the first few days and we've already partnered with some folks to work on fostering and some adoptions so for the first six weeks we think we've accomplished a lot."
Walker says the city hopes to have the permanent dog cages installed by December and be fully functional by January.