Second warden joins shelter


CLINTON — Animal shelter and CenCom administrator Tony Harris recently gave the county’s public safety committee a briefing on activity at the two facilities.

Harris took on the additional administrator duties for the animal shelter in 2023 and has been working to reorganize processes there.

In April, the shelter had 23 animals, four dogs and 19 cats, delivered to the shelter, Harris reported.  Of those, four were transferred to Second Chance for Pets pet adoption.  Four were adopted at the shelter, and two were placed into foster care.

Two of the animals were claimed by their owners.  Ten remained at the shelter.  The animal population at the shelter as of this meeting was 26.

Of the animals brought to the shelter, most were kittens.

“Most were stray’s,” Harris said.  “They would find a litter of kittens, and they would bring them to us.”

Harris said, as long as the kittens weren’t feral, the shelter would accept them.  He said, in some cases, it has been difficult to get people to understand the shelter doesn’t take feral cats because people won’t adopt them.

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