The number of animals coming into Warren County Animal Control are holding steady, according to Animal Control director Kim Pettrey.
“We ended November with 22 dogs and 44 cats, a total of 66 animals,” Pettrey said. “We seem to be holding steady.”
In November, she reported the ending numbers in October were 48 dogs and 17 cats, a total of 65. At that time, Pettrey referred to it as a quiet time she hopes continues.
“We are actually down some in the number of animals coming in,” Pettrey said in November. “The cats have slowed down and so have the dogs. I’m hoping we are in a quiet spell.”
A monthly update was given to members of the county Health and Welfare Committee on Monday. In attendance were commissioners Michael Martin, chair, Teddy Boyd, Tommy Savage and Blaine Wilcher.
The longstanding drainage issue at the facility has been improved with digging a trench. However, it has created a motor vehicle problem.
“We also got a drain put in along the driveway,” said Pettrey. “When I pulled in this morning, it was actually draining water away from the facility. The driveway is very slopped now. I’m afraid someone is going to hit their muffler or pull a bumper off because of the slope in it. When you back in, it kinda wants to hang, unless you’re in a truck.”
Pettrey requested a sign to warn visitors to use caution when pulling into and out of the facility.
“I think we might need a sign or something. If someone comes in and does damage to their vehicle, they might try to make us responsible for it.”
“I was in my Titan on Saturday and I mean it’s high off the ground in places and low in others when you go across it and back up,” he said. “Someone in a little car, it probably wouldn’t be a good idea to pull in there.”
Pettrey reported the leak in the roof over the feed room is still there, to which Martin said he will have county maintenance take a look at it.