Midland Animal Shelter Cleans and Renovates 12/9/13
CBS 7 News
One local animal shelter is doing well at keeping their euthanasia rates down, but keeping more dogs brings other obstacles for the Midland Animal Shelter.
Some dogs from the Midland Animal Shelter had to stay with the Tall City Veterinarian Hospital while the shelter was cleaned and sanitized from top to bottom last month. They did this to make sure dogs that stay at the shelter for longer periods of time, aren't getting sick.
Paul O’Neill with the Midland Animal Shelter says the cleaning and sanitizing of the shelter was needed.
"With our adoption rate being so high we're keeping them for a longer period of time." He says they're planning to renovate parts of the shelter because of that which is something they're able to do because of their quick adoption turnover. These renovations come at no additional cost to the city taxpayers.
Independent rescuer, Holly Dool, says many problems could be avoided if some owners took better care of their animals. She says if people spayed, neutered, vaccinated, and properly contained their dogs, the problem wouldn’t be as bad.
"We charge $15 for a microchip," says O’Neill. He says the city has a voucher option, which is basically a coupon for $70 to get your dog spayed or neutered if you live in the city limits.
In addition to that, Midland City PIO, Sara Higgins, says: “Midland Animal Services will hold a shot clinic at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, December 10 at the Animal Shelter (1200 N Fairgrounds Rd.). For $20, pets can receive a rabies shot, microchip and a city or county license. Distemper/Parvo shots will also be available for an additional $10. Payments must be in cash, and all dogs must be on a leash or in a pet taxi. For more information, please call 685-7420.”