Clermont County lays out mission for animal shelter after taking control from humane society

Clermont County lays out mission for animal shelter after taking control from humane society

CLERMONT COUNTY, Ohio (FOX19) - Clermont County is now running its animal shelter following the end of a three-year contract with the humane society.

The county took over control on Jan. 1 after they were unable to reach an agreement with the Clermont Animal CARE Humane Society.

County officials say they are committed to running a clean facility that maintains a low or no-kill philosophy.

Clermont County Commissioner David Painter says the shelter will now only fulfill the services required by state law.

“Our main intake is canines,” Painter explained. “We do not accept cats. We refer cats to other humane societies that are here in Clermont County. We do accept drop-offs. Humane societies typically take surrenders, we push back on surrenders.”

Clermont County ended up with eight dogs when the facility was turned over by the humane society.

While the dogs are said to be healthy and safe, several cannot be adopted because they are associated with a court case.

The other dogs went missing from their homes and waiting for their owners to come to pick them up.

Painter says while the dogs they have at the shelter may not be adoptable, people can still help them out by donating food, toys, or volunteering.

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