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Merger of Trumbull kennel, animal welfare league under negotiation



Published: Sun, December 23, 2012 @ 12:51 p.m.

Merger of Trumbull kennel, animal welfare league under negotiation

Staff report

WARREN

Seven months after the Animal Welfare League of Trumbull County announced it would take over the housing of dogs from the Trumbull County Dog Kennel, the move is still in the negotiations stage.

The plan the Animal Welfare League laid out in May was that the county dog kennel’s staff would work out of an office in the Animal Welfare League’s future home in the former indoor and outdoor softball facility called the Thunderplex.

The Animal Welfare League purchased the building on state Route 193 across from Squaw Creek Country Club in Vienna Township in March.

At a budget hearing this month, Gwen Logan, executive dog warden for the county, asked the county commissioners to consider spending $4,000 to provide a fenced area for dogs to exercise at the county dog kennel’s existing facility on Anderson Avenue Northeast in Howland Township.

An exercise area on available space next to the dog kennel would give certain dogs that are especially active a fighting chance of being adopted, Logan said.

Without adequate exercise, some dogs appear too hyperactive when prospective owners come to view them, Logan said.

Read the full story Monday in The Vindicator and on Vindy.com.


Comments

1enjoytheride(26 comments)posted 1 year, 6 months ago

I would not invest one more dime in the Trumbull County Dog Kennel. It is the biggest scam ever!
My friend went to adopt a dog we saw on petfinder..urgent..blah blah blah..so we went. We were given nothing but a hard time by the volunteers there. They tried to shame and guilt us into another dog and donations. We were told we had to board the dog at a some vet clinic in Niles. We were told we had to PAY to have it vaccinated and other stuff to stay at the board ing place. We were also told we would have to pay to have it fixed before she was allowed to take it home.It was going to be about 400-500 bucks! for a $24.00 pound dog!
She told them she had her own vet and planned on taking it there. They asked who it was. OF course she told them and they proceeded to to bad mouth him! It was a nightmare! They were such whiners and kept trying to make us feel guilty. we asked to talk to the warden...she was not even there. We finally stepped outside to get away from them. We had no idea it would be this hard to save a dog. So we left.
We went to AWL, we got a very nice little shepherd mix dog. It was a pleasant experience, it was not going to cost us 500 like the pound dog thugs wanted.
My friend has a new friend named Darcy! NO hassles no headaches no guilt trips! The ladies at AWL were so nice.
I would NEVER tell anyone to go the pound after the ordeal my friend went through.
I asked my vets the told me welcome to the politics of the TC dog pound. They too can't wait for the pound to close and AWL to be in charge of the well being of dogs in the county. They are big AWL supporters!
I hope AWL gets their facility up and running soon. NO need to waste taxpayers money on the dog pound instead they should invest in AWL. I will be sending them a check today to get them closer to their goal.

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2mardar(3 comments)posted 1 year, 6 months ago

The above lengthy "comment" is complete BS. There is no one at the pound who would even remotely have said any of those things. I have volunteered there for the last 5 years, all through the wonderful improvements that have been made, including getting rid of the gas chamber. They WANT the dogs to get adopted....and most do. others go to rescues. the adoption fee is $20. the mandatory dog License is $14. there is no other expense. ($400-$500??!!!!) there is a spay/neuter contract that is signed saying that the new owner agrees to get the dog altered within a reasonable amount of time after adoption.....at the vet of their choice. We always give information on low cost spay/neuter in the area (which ranges from $85 to $100), since most people want that info. there has been one area vet who caused many problems for dogs from the pound, and people are told that in order to save them some grief. This person obviously has problems, so please do not listen to this ridiculous commentary. You can talk to HUNDREDS who have adopted from trumbull, who are thrilled with their dogs, and with their experience. They even offer a wonderful "foster to adopt" option, so that you can see if the dog is a good "fit" for your family before finalizing the adoption. I hope this person stays away, as the dogs don't need this negativity, and neither do any of the staff or volunteers.

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