Animal Shelter

Under my administration the County’s Animal Shelter, which in 2017 came under the control of the Sheriff’s Department, will become a No Kill Shelter. Our current Sheriff euthanizes 32% of all dogs and 48% of all cats that come to the shelter. As he told the Pilot “When they face overcrowding, their only option is to euthanize animals.” Really?? That’s typical bureaucratic thinking, because there are other options. On my first day as your next Sheriff, our shelter will become a no kill shelter. I already have hundreds of volunteers ready to help foster our defenseless four-legged friends. We will call in the many rescue groups across our state to help find homes for our animal, plus we will be at adoption points in our community 7 days a week seeking homes for our animals and the shelter will be open 7 days a week, weekends and evenings during the week. I can't tell you how many people have told me that they have called the shelter wanting to volenteer, only to hear nothing in return. I will welcome all volunteers.