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Concrete pad poured for Animal Control
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Pictured, from left, are Commissioner Kasey Owens, County Executive-Elect Terry Bell, and Commissioner Blaine Wilcher holding some of the many cats available at Warren County Animal Control and Adoption Center. The shelter currently has 42 dogs and 37 cats. - photo by Bethany Porter

Warren County Animal Control and Adoption Center finally had concrete poured and officials are hoping to start assembling new kennels soon. 

The county Health and Welfare Committee met at Animal Control on Tuesday night to see the condition of the shelter and see the newly poured concrete pad. The process of getting a concrete pad has been ongoing since last December.

Currently the shelter is relying on temporary kennels for the overflow of dogs. This new area will allow for better kennel conditions. 

“The kennels we are getting are built for dogs,” said Animal Control director Sherri Bradley. “They have sanitation in them with built-in cleaners and drains so it is easier to clean. There are feeders so you don’t have to fight the dogs to try and get the food in there. It just swivels inside so it saves time.”

The new area will keep dogs out of muddy conditions they are currently facing in the temporary kennels with only a tarp over them protecting them from rain. They are planning on having a roof over these new kennels that will prevent the concrete from being too hot in the summer and help keep out rain and other bad weather.

The concrete will also eliminate the possibility of a dog digging under the fence and getting out and will allow clean up to be easier than with gravel.