During Wednesday’s night’s joint session of the Pulaski County Council and County Commissioners, the issue was brought up with the intent of finding a solution in the near future.
Currently, Pulaski County has run out of designated space to house animals that are lost, unwanted, or overpopulated. Commissioner Larry Brady says the County needs to ask itself where it wants to go for housing animals.
“Is this something that we need to look at establishing our own facility as a county owned asset, or continuing on and reaching out to counties further and further to house the animals,” says Brady.
Resources exist in neighboring Starke County – something the Council said was worth investigating.
Private organizations dedicated to animal control are considered more selective by Pulaski County. Constructing additional space for the animals in Pulaski County is also considered a possibility.
Pulaski County Sheriff Jeff Richwine says Pulaski County may have to consider whether to get into the animal business.
“I don’t think you can do it part time like we’re trying to do,” says Richwine. “So you either get out of it completely and let people handle their problems that way, or you do it the way its supposed to be done.”
Euthanizing additional animals was considered as a possibility.
Currently, one County Commissioner is caring for an animal due to the lack of adequate space. Solutions are likely to be considered in the near future.