Animal Services resumes canine intakes

Moore County Sheriff’s Office Animal Services has resumed canine intakes.

“Following our commitment to enhancing services for our community, we have completed essential floor renovations to provide a safer and more comfortable environment for both our animals and dedicated staff,” said Sheriff Ronnie Fields on Wednesday. “Effective today, we are once again accepting ‘canine owner surrender’ intake at the shelter and ‘canine stray surrender.’

“Throughout this process, we remained open to accepting all feline surrenders and handling essential services, animal emergencies, bite cases, etc. The decision to temporarily halt certain canine intakes was in response to an inspection by the N.C. Department of Agriculture. While we understand this may have caused inconvenience, it was crucial for maintaining the high standards of cleanliness and hygiene necessary for the well-being of our animals. We extend our sincere gratitude for the understanding and support of our community during the renovation period.”

The intake of canine owner surrender was temporarily suspended on March 7, and the intake of canine stray surrender was suspended on March 11.

Chief Deputy Andy Conway highlighted the need for floor renovations at the February Moore County Board of Commissioners meeting after the shelter received an unannounced state inspection.

To read more information about the state inspection, please click on the below link/picture:

*Feature photo provided by Moore County Sheriff’s Department.

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