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Posted on: March 24, 2020

Animal control services temporarily reduced

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In our effort to protect the community and our shelter family during the COVID-19 pandemic, the animal control department has implemented the following measures:

Our animal control team will still be staffing the shelter and taking care of the animals. However, we’re reverting to a limited-services status, which means we will only be responding to emergency calls. Some examples of emergency calls are dog/cat bites, injured/sick stray animals, and needing assistance from the police department, etc.  If you have an emergency, please call 911.  Non-emergency calls include barking dogs, cats at large, friendly stray dogs at large, setting traps, etc. For non-emergency calls, we will be handling them over the phone the best we can

We’re also going to suspend our volunteer program at this time. Furthermore, we will only be doing pet adoptions by appointment only, if at all. 

If you find a dog/cat, we ask that you hold on to it and post it on Leigh’s Lost and Found, our Republic Animal Control Facebook page, and the local Facebook pages to try and find the owner.  

If you want to drop off donations, we ask you drop them off at the gate and we can pick them up from there.  

We understand that this may cause an inconvenience for some time, but we will all get through this and back to our regular shifts as soon as we possibly can. We hope that everyone stays safe out there. Take this time to enjoy spending time with your family and pets!

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