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Warrick Humane Society wants more employees for AC

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There is an update to a story that we broke on Thursday concerning a live dog that was thrown into a Boonville landfill.

The Warrick County Humane Society is speaking out, hoping for more tax dollars and more employees for animal control.

Animal Control is paid by tax dollars. The health department says the designs are complete for a new $150,000 animal control facility. The humane society says they hope animal organizations get more power in the county.

The humane society says they are a no-kill shelter, and had no part in Thursday's incident.

Executive Director of the Warrick County Humane Society Nancy Lybarger says the fact that animal control has only two employees on staff makes it harder for people to recover their lost pets. She says another concern at animal control is space.

"They're only able to hold their dogs for six to 10 days before they have to be euthanized to make space for other strays that are picked up."

Lybarger says she soon hopes to bring these issues up in county meetings. However, with the new animal control facility next year, space may no longer be an issue.

The health department says working on getting more tax dollars for animal control has been an on-going process, and one that's been difficult due to statewide funding cuts.

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