Town of Pinedale update Oct. 7, 2015
by Parris Crooks, Town of Pinedale Animal Control and Code Enforcement
October 7, 2015
Fall is upon us and what a wonderful time of year it is! We have seen moose in town, trees shedding their leaves, and hunters dressed, ready to go into the wilderness. This is also the time of year when 2016 dog licenses become available. They will be available for purchase Monday, November 2, 2015 at Town Hall, located at 210 W. Pine Street. All methods of payment are accepted. All dogs residing within town limits must be licensed. Dogs must be up-to-date on their rabies vaccinations and proof of this must be brought in when you come to pick up your dogís license. The fees for licensing your dog, spayed or neutered is $7.50 and $15.00 if they are not.
The Town of Pinedale Animal Control Facility staff would like to thank Happy Endings Animal Rescue, also known as H.E.A.R. Their efforts have enabled Animal Control to have a very low kill rate. Town ordinances mandate that animals must either be adopted or euthanized five days after they are taken in. Staff members have been transferring animals to H.E.A.R. and they take them without hesitation. This is a great relief to Animal Control staff because good, healthy animals are given the opportunity to find a new or their first home. The board members, animal fosters, and volunteers have all helped immensely in their efforts to offer the animals a higher quality of life. The town and H.E.A.R. work together to house the animals and find them homes or foster homes. We are extremely grateful for the work they have done. The adoption fees they charge allow the animals to receive the medical care required and to help new animals coming into the rescue. We also appreciate the donations made by the community to H.E.A.R. and Animal Control; whether it is a monetary donation, donation of time, or a donation of animal products. It all goes to serve the animals. With that being said, there are animals available for adoption or to be fostered. Currently, there are nearly 30 kittens, sub-adult cats, and adult cats available. There are also dogs available for adoption, some of which are viewable at Animal Control. If you arenít able to adopt, please consider becoming a foster home. Many dogs have a difficult time being at the Animal Control Facility for long periods of time. Fostering allows the dogs to have a normal home life until they are adopted.
If you would like to adopt, foster, or have any other questions regarding animals in the Town of Pinedale, please call us! The number to the Animal Control Facility is 307-367-3892. We may not answer, but you can leave us a message and we will call you back at your request, or you can contact us via the information on our message. You can also visit www.townofpinedale.us for more information. Enjoy this fall season! Winter isnít here yet!