GREENE COUNTY, Ohio (WDTN) – Julie Holmes-Taylor has been director of Greene County Animal Control since December and has already been making significant changes to the shelter.
“We completely revamped our kennels, they have new fencing, they have new flooring and they have new gates and stuff like that on the kennel which makes it much cleaner, and much easier for the staff to clean, and a little safer for the animals,” said Holmes-Taylor.
She said it is thanks to contributions and volunteers from various organizations like a local girl scout troop decorating their brand new cat room.
“We have an area where the cats can get out and play,” said Holmes-Taylor. “We can have volunteers come in and there’s seating in there which makes it a little more comfortable for them to come and spend time with our animals. And adopters are able to get them out and spend a little more time.”
Holmes-Taylor said that’s not all, there is still more to come.
In the future, she wants to build an additional wing to hold stray animals because they are currently held in the same area as adoptable animals, which would cut back on disease, and is trying to create a more inviting atmosphere for future pet owners to find their new furry family member.
“We have a meet-and-greet area we are looking to get redone here in probably the next few weeks,” said Holmes-Taylor. “We have one really large area that was the old garage, so we’re hoping to put a pooch patio there, and of course we’re hoping to get air conditioning for our dogs and staff members.”
Holmes-Taylor said to complete those and various other projects, they will need individuals, families, companies’ help.
If you would like to learn more about the Greene County Animal Control and ways to volunteer, call 937-562-7400 or click here.