Discussion Continues on Pulaski County Animal Housing

Pulaski County CourthousePulaski County officials continue to discuss ways to deal with unwanted animals. Right now, the county’s out of designated space to house animals, and officials have been discussing whether the county should open its own full-time shelter.

During a joint session of the Pulaski County Council and County Commissioners Monday, Sheriff Jeff Richwine said he didn’t know what, if anything, the county’s required to do under state law to house animals. However, he did say all the neighboring counties have at least some system in place.

There was no action taken by the council or commissioners during Monday’s meeting. In addition to figuring out what’s required by the state, the next step will likely be for the commissioners to determine how much a basic facility would cost, as well as the price of some of the desired options.