Shelter took in more than a hundred animals during January
By Charlotte Underwood
JACKSBORO, TN (WLAF) – County Commissioners heard an update on the county animal shelter at Monday’s workshop meeting.
According to animal shelter director Patricia Siwinski, the shelter is seeing a rise in animals “being dumped in the county.”
According to Siwinski, dumping areas include the White Bridge, Wynn, Habersham, among other areas.
Siwinski said the shelter had taken in 69 stray dogs in January and 37 cat strays.
“I’m not sure what the answer is, but we’re going to have to figure something out to cut down on these numbers. We have speeding tickets for people who speed, there needs to be some kind of penalty for those dumping animals,” Siwinski said.
She also shared the good news of the shelter’s recent inspection results.
“On January 30th the shelter had its state inspections, which were perfect. This was the third set of inspections that have been perfect,” Siwinski said. (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 02/13/2024-6AM)