By WAYNE ALLEN
PDT Staff Writer
The Capital Area Humane Society of Hillard, Ohio, received a grant to make improvements to a rural dog pound. They considered five pounds throughout Ohio and chose the Scioto County Dog Pound.
The group made several improvements to the shelter and will be providing vaccinations to all dogs that arrive at the shelter.
“This will occur before they (dogs) go into the kennel area. This will help cut down on disease being transmitted in the shelter,” said Pam Frowine, Scioto County Dog Pound administrator. “These things would not have been done without the help of Capital Area Humane Society.”
In 2010, 1,313 dogs were brought into the shelter and 597 of them were euthanized. In 2011, 1,040 dogs were brought into the shelter and 314 were euthanized.
She said fewer dogs were euthanized in 2011 in part because rescue groups relocated some of the dogs to shelters with high adoption rates elsewhere in the state.
“We have a group that comes in on Thursdays called Stop The Suffering out of Licking County. The Capital Area Humane Society also takes some dogs as well,” Frowine said. “The groups take an average of 10 dogs a week to other areas.”
She said through the vaccinations being provided by Capital Area Humane Society the dogs at the Scioto County Dog Pound become more adoptable.
Frowine said 143 dogs were adopted in 2010, while 94 dogs were adopted in 2011.
The cost to adopt a dog from the Scioto County Dog Pound is $72. For more information about the Scioto County Dog Pound call 353-8802.
Wayne Allen may be reached at 740-353-3101, ext. 208, or firstname.lastname@example.org.