|Adoption days prove successful for Animal Control|
|Written by Michelle Pearson|
|Thursday, 26 July 2012 22:09|
Cuba Animal Control is taking positive steps forward with the start of adoption days this summer. Eight dogs and four kittens were adopted out of the pound during the first adoption day held on June 16.
“Kittens are available for adoption for free and dogs are available for a small fee,” said Animal Control Officer Frank Nowland. “The adoption comes with a free spay or neuter and shots.” Nowland plans to continue holding adoption days every couple of months.
Recent inspections of the Cuba pound also turned out well, with only minor problems being found. “We had very few issues to fix,” mentioned Cuba Police Chief Paul Crow. “The problems were minor, such as our numbering system. All of the issues are either fixed or are in the process of being fixed. Overall, are inspection went very well.”
Other improvements to Animal Control include its Facebook page, where pictures of animals for adoption are being posted. “We encourage people to look at the page ‘Cuba, MO Animal Control’,” said Crow. “There are animals that need permanent homes.”
Crow is also looking to raise monetary funds to add outside runs to the shelter. “We would like to accomplish this in the next six months, so the animals can go in and out and get fresh air,” he said.
“Animal Control is doing extremely well,” added Crow. “I am very well pleased with the job that Frank Nowland is doing. We have not put down a single animal, unless it was severely hurt or mangled and wouldn’t survive, and in that case, a veterinarian did it.”As always, Animal Control is looking for volunteers to help out at the pound. The pound stays almost full, currently holding eight animals, according to Nowland. Other pets are housed in foster homes until permanent, loving homes can be found.