Saturday, February 2, 2013
Easton Animal Control sets up Facebook page for stray dogs.
Speaking to the Easton Zoning Hearing Board last month, Mayor Sal Panto talked about how the city had found itself "in the dog business." And like a lot businesses today, this one is on Facebook. The city's Animal Control Officers have set up a Facebook page for Easton's lost and found dogs. People can look for dogs that went missing, and also find dogs they might want to adopt. The page comes a few months after the city began devoting part of its website to stray dogs, with a page showing all dogs that have been turned in at the city kennel. There's also a form to report your dog missing. Animals are kept in the kennel for five days, after which the city tries to find a shelter, rescue group or adoption service, the website says. The …
Wednesday, February 8, 2012
Changing service from five days a week to seven would cost the city an additional $12,000 annually.
Expanding Easton's animal control contract to 24-7 coverage 365 days per year, and temporarily housing lost and stray dogs will ultimate save the city money as well as help take care of a growing problem, Administrator Glen Steckman told city council Tuesday evening. With the no-kill Center for Animal Welfare overcrowded to the point it cannot take more animals, and an annual bill in addition to animal control of nearly $43,000 per year, the city needs to do something, he said. Steckman said he hopes the new plan will not only alleviate some of the associated costs, but also give the city somewhere to take the dogs. "The animal center has been unfortunately been turning down our requests too often," he said, though the city will still work…
Tuesday, February 7, 2012
Easton City Council will hear a proposal tonight to deal with stray dogs. What do you think?
When Easton City Council meets tonight, it will hear a proposal from city Administrator Glenn Steckman on a way to deal with stray dogs. According to the Express-Times, the proposal involves spending $12,000 to purchase a scanner that can read the computer chips some owners use to track their pets. The city would also use some of that money to set up a place to temporarily keep stray dogs. It's the second time stray animals -- and more specifically, the city's relationship with the Center For Animal Health and Welfare -- has come before council in the last few months. Is this something the city should be spending money on? Let us know what you think.