Stacey Dains nominated for GM.

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Staycee Dains

Staycee Dains has been nominated as the new General Manager for Animal Services. Mayor Karen Bass made the nomination and the announcement.

Her appointment to the position is subject to a vote by the City Council, scheduled for July 3.

Staycee spent more than two decades serving and leading in private and municipal shelters. She comes to Animal Services as the Director of Long Beach Animal Care Services, where she led a team to realize a lifesaving rate of more than 90 percent within her first 18 months, according to Mayor Bass’ office. Under her leadership, the Long Beach adoption program grew from just more than 600 animals adopted per year in 2018 to nearly 2,000 last year.

Prior to her career at Long Beach, Staycee worked as the Animal Shelter Operations Manager for the City of San Jose, where she increased the lifesaving rate from 48 percent to 93 percent, according to the Mayor’s Office.

The previous permanent General Manager of Animal Services, Dana Brown, left in February 2022 to become the General Manager of Personnel. Annette Ramirez served as Interim General Manager since that time.

The Club wishes a warm welcome to Staycee as she joins the City of LA!