• Petitioned Kyle Conrad
  • Responded

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Newton County, Indiana Board of Commissioners
Kyle Conrad
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Newton County, Indiana Board of Commissioners
Tim Drenth
Newton County, Indiana Board of Commissioners
Mickey Read
Newton County Building Commissioner
Glen Cain

Newton County, Indiana Board of Commissioners keep the current Animal Control Officers and policies in effect at Animal Control

    1. Michael Lambertino
    2. Petition by

      Michael Lambertino

      Crown Point, IN

Animal Control already has the experience and the capability of care.

the animals at animal control deserve a second chance, any animal that is "adoptable" should have a chance to be adopted.

There needs to be a temporary solution/safe keeping for them adoptable.

Animals should not in good conscience be euthanized.

Please return animal control to normal operations by the three people who were already in charge of the operations. The changes being made are strictly based on politics and money and are NOT what the tax payers and voters want! It is not fair that a perfectly healthy animal should have to suffer and be euthanized when it has the ability to live a happy and healthy life. We want operations to remain in the power of animal control and to continue to be run by the same people running it with NO changes being made to animal control!

Recent signatures


    1. Reached 500 signatures
    2. Decision-maker Kyle Conrad responds:

      Kyle Conrad

      I would like to point out that your messages are ill advised and your information is based on false pretenses. We are eliminating 2 (now 3 with the resignation of the department head) full time positions that have cost our county taxpaye...

    3. Reached 100 signatures
    4. Animal Control

      Michael Lambertino
      Petition Organizer

      Newton County has recently made the decision to take over Animal Control. The employees they have now are being let go, and Animal Control will be taken over. Animal Control will no longer take in owner surrenders, and Animal Control will not allow the public to adopt animals from their shelter. Animals being impounded will be held for 5 days to allow time for an owner to come forward. If no owner comes forward, the animal will be euthanized regardless of age, health, breed, etc.


    Reasons for signing

    • Theresa Griffiths MOROCCO, IN
      • 12 months ago

      Animals shouldn't have to suffer and be euthanized. At least try.

    • olivia hanson ORWELL, OH
      • over 1 year ago

      animals are important

    • Brenda Berger LIBERTY, MO
      • over 1 year ago

      Do what is best for the animals. We as humans, have become not so humane.......until mandatory

      spay and neuter laws are passed AND enforced, nothing will change. The killing will continue. Its a math problem,

      to many dogs, and not enought people to care for them.....if animals are dying, we need to make a change.....do what is best to cut down on the killings, to give the dogs and cats a second chance at life! Brenda

    • Cindy Estes FOWLER, IN
      • over 1 year ago

      Every animal or human being should have a chance to live....

    • Charlene Kruse DEMOTTE, IN
      • over 1 year ago

      The three people who run animal control not only take care of stray animals and quickly get them adopted, they also bring abuse of animals in to the public eye and are an asset to Newton County and make it a better place to live.


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