Abigail Smith

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No a huge surprise here; Abigail Smith was already named the lone finalist for the job. But now it's official. City Manager Marc Ott just announced he has selected the director of a no kill animal shelter in Ithaca, New York to run the Town Lake Animal Center in Austin. Smith will face some major challenges as director of TLAC. She will oversee the transition of the shelter to a new location near Levander Loop and 183 . She'll have to implement the "no kill" plan adopted by city council last...