Dog pound – Mayday For Mutts http://maydayformutts.org/ Thu, 30 Dec 2021 08:19:36 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.8 https://maydayformutts.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/profile.png Dog pound – Mayday For Mutts http://maydayformutts.org/ 32 32 Site and plans for the new pound discussed https://maydayformutts.org/site-and-plans-for-the-new-pound-discussed/ Wed, 22 Dec 2021 22:39:52 +0000 https://maydayformutts.org/site-and-plans-for-the-new-pound-discussed/ The location of the new pound as well as many other details of the building that will house it were discussed on Wednesday by Adam Raines, project manager at DS2 Architects, and the Highland County Board of Commissioners. Commission Chairman Jeff Duncan said the property they were looking at was the one the county owns […]]]>

The location of the new pound as well as many other details of the building that will house it were discussed on Wednesday by Adam Raines, project manager at DS2 Architects, and the Highland County Board of Commissioners.

Commission Chairman Jeff Duncan said the property they were looking at was the one the county owns just off North Shore Drive on the right towards Highland County Airport.

Raines said the front portion of the building will include an office, adoption area, machine room and examination room. He said the next part of the building will have 40 kennels all of which have dog doors leading to covered outdoor access rooms. He said these exterior pieces will also have translucent panels so that the dogs feel like they are outside, but will also be covered in the weather.

Raines said there will be indoor and outdoor trenches that will remove animal waste. He said the heating would be with a radiant floor system.

The rear part of the building originally had a puppy room and two offices. However, these two offices were decided to be moved to the front part of the building and replaced by the cat room which was originally at the front.

Currently, Raines said, the plan called for 12 different parking spaces and two disabled parking spaces. Commissioner Dave Daniels, in response to a question from Raines about parking, said he wouldn’t mind if there was overflow parking. He said he didn’t expect there to be 100 cars impounded at any given time, but “you never know”.

Raines asked what type of interior liner should be placed in the kennel. He said he knew they were discussing metal or FRP paneling. Daniels said the material that requires the least maintenance should be the best option, and Duncan said the metal could cause corrosion issues.

Daniels said the building could be kept cleaner than previous county facilities and hopefully dogs marking their territory would be cleaned up and not become corrosive.

Raines said there could be a concern with the FRP panels that a dog could sit up and scratch enough that he could pierce and tear parts of it.

Following comments on the date of the tender for the construction, Daniels said, “I don’t care who does it as long as we get heavy products and as long as they are competitively priced. I mean, again, we’re replacing a few kennels that are well over 50 to 60 years old. We hope we never have to do this again, so we want stuff in there that will last forever. “

In other news, Daniels said residents of Rocky Fork Lake should start to see a new billing system put in place for monthly sewer usage bills and that bills would be sent out monthly. Britton said since the sewer was installed everything was “essentially” on personal taxes, but it would not be a utility like the electric or gas company.

Commissioner Terry Britton announced the county’s new budget for 2022. He said the general fund for 2022 would be $ 12.4 million and non-general funds would total $ 46,786,707.

Duncan said the next meeting of the Council of Commissioners will be an organizational meeting at 9 a.m. on Monday, January 10. He said the first regular meeting of the new year would take place on Wednesday, January 12.

Duncan also said the commissioners officially hired Ashleigh Willey as their new office clerk.

Contact Jacob Clary at 937-402-2570.

Adam Raines, Project Manager at DS2 Architects, discusses the details of the impound with Highland County Commissioners.

Here is a photo of the preliminary plan for the new impound to be built on North Shore Drive.

Will have 40 kennels, other new features

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Woman chases Dog Pound after adopting runaway Golden Retriever https://maydayformutts.org/woman-chases-dog-pound-after-adopting-runaway-golden-retriever/ Wed, 22 Dec 2021 20:57:55 +0000 https://maydayformutts.org/woman-chases-dog-pound-after-adopting-runaway-golden-retriever/ A Chicago woman is suing two animal rescue agencies for adopting her missing golden retriever as contact details are available on her collar. Karly Moran-West is suing the Chicago Animal Care and Control and the Fetching Tails Foundation for allegedly breaking the Illinois Animal Agencies Act. She claimed the animal control agency admitted her golden […]]]>

A Chicago woman is suing two animal rescue agencies for adopting her missing golden retriever as contact details are available on her collar.

Karly Moran-West is suing the Chicago Animal Care and Control and the Fetching Tails Foundation for allegedly breaking the Illinois Animal Agencies Act. She claimed the animal control agency admitted her golden retriever Zeus to a pound before he was adopted by another family. Perhaps the most critical part of the lawsuit, however, is the fact that she was never contacted by the city’s animal control agency, despite having her phone number embroidered on it.

“I’m still blown away that there is a dog with a collar, with a phone number,” said Moran-West attorney Jonathan Rosen, “and no one saw fit to call. . “

Moran-West has argued that Chicago Animal Care and Control and Fetching Tails violated an Illinois law that states animal control agencies must take whatever steps are necessary to reunite lost animals with their owners. She told local news station CBS 2 that the animal control admission card was named Zeus. Therefore, she argued, they must have seen her phone number.

“He was lied to and told there was no phone number,” Rosen said.

Once she found out that her dog was still alive, she tried to contact Zeus’ new family in an attempt to get him back. Unfortunately, the family refused.

“I understand that you have had Zeus for a long time and you are probably very attached to him now, but I have had him longer and he was my child,” she said. “And if your child was adopted by someone else, I feel like you would probably do the same. So I think you should have some heart and give me back my dog.”

A Chicago Animal Care and Control spokesperson told the local newspaper on Chicago Sun-Times that “the city will review the filed complaint and have no further comments as the matter is currently pending.”

The owner of one dog was shocked to learn that his dog had been adopted by a new family when the owner’s contact details were available on the dog’s collar. An image of a golden retriever on a sofa.
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Moran-West was visiting his sister in Los Angeles in January 2020 when Zeus escaped from his father’s court.

Moran-West, who wants to become a veterinarian, has conducted his own research. She said an informant told her that Zeus had been adopted under the same name.

“I’m blown away. I think everyone in Chicago should be afraid of the situation,” Rosen said.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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Chicago pound sued over adopted lost dog https://maydayformutts.org/chicago-pound-sued-over-adopted-lost-dog/ Wed, 22 Dec 2021 04:04:15 +0000 https://maydayformutts.org/chicago-pound-sued-over-adopted-lost-dog/ CHICAGO – A Chicago woman said her dog had run away and been adopted by a new owner, despite having her name and phone number on her collar. Zeus, a golden retriever, ended up in a pound and transferred to the Fetching Tails Foundation before being placed in a new home, Karly Moran-West said on […]]]>

CHICAGO – A Chicago woman said her dog had run away and been adopted by a new owner, despite having her name and phone number on her collar.

Zeus, a golden retriever, ended up in a pound and transferred to the Fetching Tails Foundation before being placed in a new home, Karly Moran-West said on Tuesday, a day after filing a complaint against Chicago Animal. Care and Control.

Moran-West, 20, also appealed to the new owner: Please give Zeus back.

“I understand that you have had Zeus for a long time and you are probably very attached to him now, but I have had him for a longer time and he was my child,” she said. “So I think you should have a heart and give me back my dog.” “

Animal Care and Control declined to comment, the Chicago Sun-Times reported.

Moran-West was visiting his sister in Los Angeles in January 2020 when Zeus escaped from his father’s court.

Moran-West, who wants to become a veterinarian, has conducted his own research. She said an informant told her that Zeus had been adopted under the same name.

Animal Care and Control told Moran-West that there was no phone number on Zeus’ collar, according to the lawsuit, but a public record request showed the dog was wearing his collar with the number when it has been processed.

‘I am blown away. … I think everyone in Chicago should be afraid of the situation, ”said his lawyer, Jonathan Rosen.

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Highland County Commissioners Jeff Duncan, Terry Britton and David Daniels accepted a check for the county’s allowance for local timber sales from the Ohio Forestry Division at their meeting on Tuesday, December 7.

The meeting was held a day earlier than usual due to the attendance of the commissioners at the Ohio County Commissioners Association winter conference from December 8-10.

Ben Kelley, Forest Manager of Pike State Forest, presented the payment of the net value of logging revenue from sales of state forest timber from July 1, 2020 to June 30, 2021. The total payment was $ 41,257.07, with $ 10,314.27 each for Highland County and Brushcreek Township and $ 20,628.53 to distribute to local Adams County / Ohio Valley schools.

“As you know, you have tree forests in your county in the far east,” Kelley said. “We actively manage our timber, so we are constantly harvesting in and out of different areas, the whole range that goes with our harvest program. There are maybe only 400 or 500 acres in total in Highland County.

“It’s your share for the year. Sometimes Highland County gets nothing, sometimes Highland County gets more than that, but that’s the split for the year. It’s a little over $ 41,000, which is pretty good.

Pike State Forest covers 12,531 acres in western Pike County and eastern Highland County.

According to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (odnr.gov), “Stumpage sales are sales of standing trees. There are three main types of contract stumpage sales that the DOF uses based on best business practice and economics for each specific circumstance, ”including flat-rate stumpage sales, cut sales, and sales. negotiated on wood.

“In a nutshell, we sell lumber in different ways,” Kelley said. “It’s a way of giving back to the community. “

Commissioners thanked Kelley for making the trip from Latham on Tuesday morning to hand over the check.

In another discussion:

• Britton said the county is awaiting the design of a new facility at the Highland County Dog Pound, which he hopes will be finalized in the coming weeks.

As previously reported, the commission voted in August to approve a contract with DS2 in the amount of $ 16,500 for a “possible upgrade” to the animal shelter.

“For a while DS2 scratched these setups so that we could kind of figure out what we’re going to be doing there,” Britton said on Tuesday. “We’re hoping before the start of the year that they’ll give us something that we can really sink our teeth into and move on.

“It’s going to happen, and I just wanted to let you know that it’s still something we’re working on.”

In recent years, the commission has heard reports of several issues with the impound building, including water damage and issues with flooring, walls and windows that were resolved in 2020. In 2019, one volunteer reported “unreliable” electricity, “bad” ventilation, “bad” five gallon water heater “leaking” and “a rotting front door”.

“This book has served us well, but it’s time to update it,” said Britton. “It needs a lot of updating. I know we’ve talked about it from time to time, but we’re starting to get to a place where we could start doing something.

• Duncan announced the hiring of Ashleigh Willey, who is expected to start working as a commission clerk on December 20.

As previously reported, longtime clerk Nicole Oberrecht has agreed to administer the county’s American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds for at least the next four years. Due to the new role of Oberrecht, Deputy Registrar Mary Remsing has been promoted to the post of Oberrecht.

• Britton also reported that the county is working to complete the 2022 budget.

“Our last invoice file will be on the 15th,” said Britton. “As for the budget, we are close to finalizing it, so we will probably approve it within the next week.”

Highland County Commissioners and Auditor Bill Fawley announced last month that the total estimated resources for 2022 were $ 12.4 million.

In another action, the auditors approved the following resolutions, each by a 3-0 vote:

• An additional appropriation from funds not allocated to Improvement of fixed assets – Hi-TEC – Other expenses in the amount of $ 10,000.

• A modification in A-00 of Transfers to SCORJDC – Juvenile in the amount of $ 20,161.91.

• An additional credit from unrestricted funds to P-50 Lakeside Sewer in the amount of $ 1,000.

• An amendment within the county in the amount of $ 26,000.

• A modification in the budget B-00 – Dog and kennel in the amount of $ 3,800.

• A budget amendment within the T-28 FY20 Proceedings Diversion in the amount of $ 1,511.67.

• A request to establish a position in T-30 PSI FY20, Refunds, and a budget amendment with T-30 in the amount of $ 731.37.

• A request for a decrease in credits in the T-31 JRIG FY20 in the amount of $ 9,868.77.

• An additional credit from unallocated funds in the T-36 ATP FY20 in the amount of $ 1,285.

• An additional credit from unforeseen income from the Q-02 recycling subsidy in the amount of $ 5,000.

• A resolution approving the reappointment of Michael Richards on the Developmental Disorders Board for a four-year term, from January 1, 2022 to December 31, 2022. 31, 2025.

• A budget modification within A-00, Tax card – Equipment and software, in the amount of $ 100.

• A budget modification within A-00, commissioners, in the amount of $ 12,000.

• A budget amendment within P-03, Rocky Fork Lake Sewer District, in the amount of $ 1,140.

The commissioners also voted 3-0 to approve:

• Two requests from the Highland County Court Clerk, including one for the relocation of the TRAC Jury and database migration and one for the migration from CourtView to MSSQL 2019.

• A disbursement request from Miller-Mason Paving Company, Inc. for the CR11-D and CR10-A / B improvements.

The commissioners tabled a resolution for a budget modification within the treasurer in the amount of $ 3,000.

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Not discussed during the meeting, but included in the agenda, the following points of correspondence:

• Two emails from David Gingerich regarding solar projects. One email contained links to studies that citizens of Clinton / Highland County concerned about solar farms wanted the commission to consider. The other was a request to meet with the commission and Senator Bob Peterson.

• A letter from Duke Energy regarding rate adjustments.

• A letter regarding a potential opportunity for higher Internet speeds for businesses and residents of the county.

• A letter informing the commissioners of their annual assessment fees for 2022 as members of the Ohio Utilities Protection Service.

• A letter from two residents requesting that the county not grant a Payment in Lieu of Taxes (PILOT) for Dodson Creek Solar.

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City Dog Pound getting better and better https://maydayformutts.org/city-dog-pound-getting-better-and-better/ Tue, 30 Nov 2021 14:59:38 +0000 https://maydayformutts.org/city-dog-pound-getting-better-and-better/ Please note that this article contains affiliate links and any sales made through such links will reward MageeNews.com with a small commission – at no additional cost to you. Dog Catcher Michael Andrews continues to progress at the city pound. The aldermen have allocated $ 5,000 for the maintenance of the pound, which is a […]]]>

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Dog Catcher Michael Andrews continues to progress at the city pound. The aldermen have allocated $ 5,000 for the maintenance of the pound, which is a first for our municipal government. Michael carefully spends the money to modernize the facility.

New fences, lights, feeders and beds have been installed. There are 10 enclosures available to house the dogs. Last year, behind the enclosures, there was nothing but thick cloth. Now the dogs have a tin wall.

As of Tuesday, several dogs were available for adoption. Two Great Danes had been recovered in the McNair Springs area. The dogs both showed signs of abuse, with one dog having exposed skin around the ankle.

The pound still needs dog food. If possible, bring a bag to the city works department between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.

The new beds now keep dogs off the ground.
Each gauge has its own light
With automatic feeders, the job of feeding dogs will take less time.

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Six sent to trial for the Ashton impound investigation https://maydayformutts.org/six-sent-to-trial-for-the-ashton-impound-investigation/ Fri, 26 Nov 2021 08:00:00 +0000 https://maydayformutts.org/six-sent-to-trial-for-the-ashton-impound-investigation/ Six people, including a veterinarian and the owner of Ashton pound in Dublin, have been returned for trial on charges of animal cruelty offenses. The River Road shelter, Castleknock, had operated a dog-sitting service for the greater Dublin area. However, an animal welfare investigation began last year into the treatment and deaths of dogs. A […]]]>

Six people, including a veterinarian and the owner of Ashton pound in Dublin, have been returned for trial on charges of animal cruelty offenses.

The River Road shelter, Castleknock, had operated a dog-sitting service for the greater Dublin area. However, an animal welfare investigation began last year into the treatment and deaths of dogs.

A veterinarian, the pound owner, the manager and three other staff were charged earlier and appeared in Dublin District Court on Friday for the treatment of two dogs last year.

Guard Sgt. Paul Keane handed them books of evidence.

State attorney Anna Bridgeman told the court the Director of Public Prosecutions had consented to stand trial on indictment.

Judge John Lindsay agreed to grant the order returning them to Dublin Circuit Criminal Court on January 28.

They did not indicate how they would plead.

Copies of Garda’s interview videos must be provided to the defense

Judge Lindsay warned they had 14 days to notify the prosecution if they had any alibis.

Manager Donal Moroney (67), of Ayrfield Drive, Coolock, Dublin, is accused of allowing another ‘layman’ to kill and cause unnecessary suffering to a white Bichon Frize man.

A controlled drug called Release, which is to be administered intravenously, was reportedly given to the animal orally at the pound on July 24 of last year.

The drug was also administered orally to a tawny-colored male Akita, causing unnecessary suffering on the same date.

On July 28, Mr. Moroney allegedly hampered investigator Garda Aine McQuillan by failing to comply with a requirement given the day before not to move the Akita from her kennel. He is accused of failing to get the dog’s immediate veterinarian attention after the investigating guard made it a requirement.

His other charges relate to breaches of animal remedy regulations.

Veterinarian Sydney Nagle (62), domiciled in Oaks, Hollystown, Dublin 15, was charged with possession of the controlled drug Release at the dog pound on July 14, 2020, in violation of drug laws and regulations.

Mr Nagle, of Cara Veterinary Hospital, Ballycoolin, Dublin 15 is also accused of causing unnecessary suffering to the Akita and Bichon Frize, at the pound, on July 24 of last year, unlike Section 12 (1) of the Animal Health Act. and the 2013 Social Protection Act.

He is charged with causing and allowing another person to kill a protected animal on the same date.

Pain

The veterinarian is also accused of failing to keep records of purchases and sales, quantities administered, lot numbers and serial numbers of prescriptions as of July 29, 2020.

It also has a charge to allow a person to have an animal remedy designated for use by a veterinarian only.

Pound owner David Stone (63) with an address in Hazelbrook, Loughlinstown, Ratoath, Co Meath faces three charges under the Animal Health and Welfare Act. He is accused of causing unnecessary suffering to the two dogs at the pound on July 24.

Mr. Stone is also charged with killing, causing or authorizing another person to kill a protected animal on the same date.

Gordon Markey Quinn (22), of Nangle Court, Windtown, Navan, Co. Meath; Tamara Philips (24), of Westway Rise, Blanchardstown, Dublin 15 and Raymond Connolly (53), of Claddagh Green, Ballyfermot, Dublin, face the same accusations about Akita and Bichon Frize, as well as ” causing or allowing the murder of a protected animal on July 24, 2020.

Mr Connolly faces an additional charge of obstructing custody investigation at the pound four days later.

Mr. Nagle and Stone did not seek legal aid, but it was granted to the other co-defendants following requests from their lawyers. Impound Manager Moroney will be represented by Senior Legal Aid Counsel.

His lawyer Danica Kinane told the court that Mr. Moroney would “fully challenge” the charges against him.

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Asturias, the mayor of Cebu accuses the candidate of having designed a viral video on the dog pound https://maydayformutts.org/asturias-the-mayor-of-cebu-accuses-the-candidate-of-having-designed-a-viral-video-on-the-dog-pound/ Sun, 21 Nov 2021 15:13:36 +0000 https://maydayformutts.org/asturias-the-mayor-of-cebu-accuses-the-candidate-of-having-designed-a-viral-video-on-the-dog-pound/ THE Asturian and Cebu pound problem that went viral on social media after a video showing hungry dogs eating dead dogs was posted has turned into a political salvo. This after the investigation committee of the agricultural office of the municipality of Asturias, in northwest Cebu, discovered that the pound problem had been orchestrated by […]]]>

THE Asturian and Cebu pound problem that went viral on social media after a video showing hungry dogs eating dead dogs was posted has turned into a political salvo.

This after the investigation committee of the agricultural office of the municipality of Asturias, in northwest Cebu, discovered that the pound problem had been orchestrated by an independent candidate who will run for vice-mayor in the May 2022 elections.

Mayor Jose Antonio Pintor told SunStar Cebu that the ongoing investigation revealed this: instead of reporting directly to the municipality for appropriate action, attorney Elpidio “Elpi” Noel, the candidate vice-mayor, left someone take a video which was then posted to Facebook on November 1st, it went viral.

The problem went viral on the internet after a concerned citizen posted a video of dogs eating dead dogs inside the facility, which angered many internet users who thought dogs were not being properly supported.

Pintor described the move as politically motivated since Noel has filed several lawsuits against his administration.

According to Pintor, the operation of the town’s pound is currently on hold while the investigation is ongoing.

The dogs that survived the poor condition were turned over to people who were willing to adopt them.

Voice critic

In a separate interview, Noel disputed the mayor’s claim, saying it had nothing to do with the video’s posting on social media. Concerned citizens made the display without any instructions from him, he added.

Noel, however, admitted that those concerned about the dogs had contacted him, only to ask for help with possible answers they could give to media questions. He advised them to tell the truth.

Noel said the mayor was the one politicizing the issue as he would run against the mayor’s running mate in the next election.

“It is disconcerting to know that their management failure is being blamed on other people,” Noel said in a mixture of Cebuano and English.

On his Facebook account, Noel talks about the various problems in the city, in particular the old abandoned market of Barangay Poblacion which is used as a slaughterhouse and where there is no proper disposal of animal waste.

“We are sensitive to unsanitary conditions, especially with regard to the meat we eat every day,” Noel wrote in Cebuano on his Facebook page on Sunday, November 21.

Regardless of the outcome of the investigation, Noel said he was prepared to face any charges that may be brought against him by Mayor Pintor’s administration.

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New floor for the Dannevirke pound https://maydayformutts.org/new-floor-for-the-dannevirke-pound/ Tue, 16 Nov 2021 08:00:00 +0000 https://maydayformutts.org/new-floor-for-the-dannevirke-pound/ The Tararua District Council has tips to help you prevent your dog from pulling a Houdini. Photo / NZME Tararua District Council is asking for assistance in returning impounded dogs to their owners while the pound is being serviced. The floor is redone to prevent animal diseases. Council staff want people to make sure their […]]]>

The Tararua District Council has tips to help you prevent your dog from pulling a Houdini. Photo / NZME

Tararua District Council is asking for assistance in returning impounded dogs to their owners while the pound is being serviced.

The floor is redone to prevent animal diseases.

Council staff want people to make sure their dogs have their registration tags and that microchip details are up to date.

If a dog is known to have escaped the property, council staff suggest finding out how they are doing and why, so the behavior can be curbed.

They have some tips for keeping the dog at home, such as keeping him active and stimulated.

Going for a walk or a run is always useful, as is playing.

Council suggests homeowners check that their property lines are secure and repair any gaps or broken fences.

They also suggest neutering to prevent the dog from going out in search of a mate.

Owners can also train their dogs to have reliable recall.

If you suspect your dog was picked up by the Animal Control Team, check out the website https://www.tararuadc.govt.nz/services/projects/current-projects/dannevirke-dog-pound-reflooring or contact the customer service team on 063744080 or 063760110.

Further advice is available from the SPCA. https://www.spca.nz/advice-and-welfare/article/what-to-do-if-your-pet-goes-missing?cat=what-to-do-when&subcat=

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Looking for a new leash on the pound https://maydayformutts.org/looking-for-a-new-leash-on-the-pound/ Sat, 06 Nov 2021 07:00:00 +0000 https://maydayformutts.org/looking-for-a-new-leash-on-the-pound/ SWDC staff are now reportedly investigating other options in southern Wairarapa for the new book. PHOTO / STOCK.ADOBE.COM South Wairarapa District Council [SWDC] will now have to secure a new site for its proposed pound after rental complications at its preferred site. A shipping container design costing approximately $ 240,000 was planned for a council-owned […]]]>

SWDC staff are now reportedly investigating other options in southern Wairarapa for the new book. PHOTO / STOCK.ADOBE.COM

South Wairarapa District Council [SWDC] will now have to secure a new site for its proposed pound after rental complications at its preferred site.

A shipping container design costing approximately $ 240,000 was planned for a council-owned site on Johnston Street, Featherston, to replace the council’s existing pet facility, which does not meet well- to be.

But the land was already leased by Earthcare and a lease modification could not be made.

At this week’s Planning and Regulatory Committee meeting, councilors agreed to recommend that SWDC staff advance animal shelter plans to supply, “as long as a

The South Wairarapa location can be researched and the costs are within the budget allocated in the long term plan [LTP]”.

Last year’s annual plan indicated that $ 240,000 had been carried over to June 2021 to spend on the pound.

The LTP showed capital expenditures of $ 100,000 for the dog pound during the year 2021/22.

Director of Environmental Services Rick Mead said regardless of the site chosen for the facility, it should have septic, water and electrical connections.

“One of the risks we face right now, due to covid, is that we have rising costs in terms of the supply chain.

“We had gone out and talked with the suppliers, but now [the costings] are already 10 to 15% higher than those initially cited.

Councilor Alistair Plimmer asked if SWDC could rekindle discussions with Carterton District Council to have a shared facility.

The latter has already decided to build his own pound after several years of talks with the other municipalities of Wairarapa to have a common installation.

Mead said “the time for talking is over.”

“You are in the situation of the red wire and the blue wire with the clock running, and you have three seconds to choose from.

“We have to decide what to do. The last direction we had was to look at Johnston Street and it was favorable.

But this option was no longer viable because of the lease.

Plimmer said a facility shared with Carterton made more sense than doing it alone, especially in light of the upcoming Future for Local Government review.

“I don’t think you need to be a wizard to suspect that there will eventually be forced fusions on us in the future. I don’t see that not happening.

“Going with Carterton gives a more central location in the future.

“I know [Mayor Alex Beijen] I might not agree with me, but I lean a lot more towards Carterton because I think that will secure us the future.

Beijen said SWDC had previously attempted to make a combined pound with Carterton, but “no one even bid on it.”

“We have the opportunity to have a modular system with our small budget, so we have the potential to make a decision here today to move forward. “

Regarding a shared facility option, Beijen said he was concerned about “overtime, transportation, and spending a quarter of a million dollars on someone else’s assets and not not keep it in our books in south Wairarapa “.

SWDC staff are now reportedly investigating other options in southern Wairarapa for the new book.

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Dog Pound Pet of the Week https://maydayformutts.org/dog-pound-pet-of-the-week/ https://maydayformutts.org/dog-pound-pet-of-the-week/#respond Mon, 25 Oct 2021 07:00:00 +0000 https://maydayformutts.org/dog-pound-pet-of-the-week/ This sculptural black and white girl is Bella, which means beautiful in Italian. She is the Highland County Dog Pound’s Pet of the Week. Despite her graceful beauty and calm good manners, Bella has not been rescued from the impound since early August. Tall and at 54 pounds still too thin, she never makes a […]]]>

This sculptural black and white girl is Bella, which means beautiful in Italian. She is the Highland County Dog Pound’s Pet of the Week. Despite her graceful beauty and calm good manners, Bella has not been rescued from the impound since early August. Tall and at 54 pounds still too thin, she never makes a fuss, but every day her morale drops as she goes up for adoption. To meet sweet Bella or one of the many dogs at the pound, call for an appointment with the dog sitter at 937-393-8191.

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This sculptural black and white girl is Bella, which means beautiful in Italian. She is the Highland County Dog Pound’s Pet of the Week. Despite her graceful beauty and calm good manners, Bella has not been rescued from the impound since early August. Tall and at 54 pounds still too thin, she never makes a fuss, but every day her morale drops as she goes up for adoption. To meet sweet Bella or one of the many dogs at the pound, call for a date

with the dog guard at 937-393-8191.

This sculptural black and white girl is Bella, which means beautiful in Italian. She is the Highland County Dog Pound’s Pet of the Week. Despite her graceful beauty and calm good manners, Bella has not been rescued from the impound since early August. Tall and at 54 pounds still too thin, she never makes a fuss, but every day her morale drops as she goes up for adoption. To meet sweet Bella or one of the many dogs at the pound, call for an appointment with the dog sitter at 937-393-8191.



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