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No More Euthanizing Dogs At Franklin County Dog Shelter

17 Sep 2016 | by Deepshikha Tahiliani | Posted in: Wag News

Good news for all dog lovers. The shelter has finally dropped the plan to euthanize dogs, which had been exposed to a respiratory disease outbreak. Thanks to the court who gave a restraining order to the shelter who has decided to put dogs to sleep forever. However, the Shelter had already euthanized about 84 dogs. The restraining order mentions the rescue group to deliver a $100000 bond, but the attorney representing Franklin County Dog Shelter says it is very difficult for them to get that kind of amount. However, they are trying crowdfund the money with a campaign, Peace For paws Ohio on its Facebook page.


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With the incident, the county has halted the process of adopting dogs too. right now, the place has been divided into two different areas, one for the dogs who are in quarantine and the other one for the dog who were not exposed to distemper. Winstel from Franklin County Dog Shelter mentioned saying that, “Our No. 1 priority is and must be the safety and health of the dogs here in the shelter and the dogs out in the community, that’s why we made the very difficult decision to euthanize some dogs — to protect the vast majority of others.”


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Adding more to this, Winstel also declared that the shelter will offer free vet car for recently adopted pooches, which might be exposed to distemper in the shelter. Winstel also stated that no need to take an appointment for the same. The dog owners can call on 614-791-7729 and the hospital is open 24x7.

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