The Wyandot County Commissioners announced Tuesday that the upgrades to the Wyandot County Dog Shelter were completed this weekend.
“The outside looks really nice as it has steel coverings along with a vinyl door,” Commissioner Steve Seitz said.
The building serves as county Dog Warden Andy Niederkohr’s office as well as they drop-off for dogs.
“Andy is looking to put in new watering dishes,” Seitz said. “They’re really nice so the can be taken on and off easily, but the dogs can’t tip them over. They will also be hooked up to a water system, so they’ll automatically refill. It also keeps them off the ground, which I heard is supposed to be better for the dog.”
An order for five dishes to start out is the plan.
“If they work well, we’ll look into getting more of them,” Seitz said.
“It’s good that (Niederkohr is) being so proactive to make it a little more accommodating out there,” Commissioner Mike Wheeler said. “If you’d go inside, you’d be pleasantly surprised. It has stainless steel cages, covered walls which makes it easier to spray and dry quickly and it was recently insulated to help regulate the temperature better.”
For more information about dogs at the shelter, visit petfinder.com or call Niederkohr at 419-294-5408.
By PATRICK MASSARA