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Petitioning Taylor County Animal Control Officer John Harris and 1 other

Eddie Rogers Judge Executive of Taylor County: Allow Rescue Workers Back Inside Taylor County Animal Shelter


It is with great sadness that on Tuesday, January 15, 2013 we were notified by Taylor County Animal Control Office, John Harris, that Animal Rescue Groups will be restricted access to the old building of the Taylor County Animal Facility.

When Taylor County dedicated the new building on January 14, 2013 all Rescue Groups were now allowed access to this area only. The new adoption building houses a maximum of 15 large dogs that will be presented to the general public during limited viewing hours as space permits.

As a result of this decision to restrict Rescue Groups access to the old building many surrendered and stray dogs and cats may not be made known to Rescue Groups. An Animal Shelter will hold a dog five days minimum. That is not enough time for dogs waiting for a spot in the new building.

Our rescues have worked together and found homes for nearly 500 dogs last year alone.

When Animal Rescue Groups do not have access to stray and surrendered dogs when they arrive to the shelter we lose valuable time that is needed to network these dogs and may result in needless deaths of wonderful, adoptable animals.

All followers, transporters, fosters and coordinators that have worked together with our Rescue Groups are asked please call the Animal Control Officer, John Harris at Taylor County Shelter, 270.465.7651 or County Judge Executive, Eddie Rogers, 270.465.7729/270.465.7117 and implore them to allow the Rescue Groups access to stray and surrendered dogs upon arrival to the pound in the old facility, so they may have the time to network and find homes for dogs.

Letter to
Taylor County Animal Control Officer John Harris
Judge Executive of Taylor County, Kentucky Eddie Rogers
I respectfully ask that you allow rescue groups access to the animals upon entering the Taylor County shelter to take pictures for networking. This has been proven to save lives. Time does make a difference. Simply stating with the pictures - available AFTER the hold time expires. Please allow this life saving measure to be employed.