Caruthersville, MO Humane Society passes inspection, city has new animal control officer

Caruthersville, MO Humane Society passes inspection, city has new animal control officer
Officials said the humane society is back in the Humane Shelter in Caruthersville. (Source: KFVS)

CARUTHERSVILLE, MO (KFVS) - The Caruthersville Humane Society has passed all inspections according to the city’s police department.

Officials said the humane society is back in the Humane Shelter in Caruthersville. Officers said they also have a new animal control officer for the city.

Happy dancing! It's official! We passed out license inspection!!

Posted by Caruthersville Humane Society on Monday, February 25, 2019

In January of 2019 officials reported that the Caruthersville Humane Society has to temporarily stopped taking in animals while renovations were being made to the facilities.

According to the Caruthersville Humane Society president Karol Wilcox, they were in the process of making repairs and renovations to the Caruthersville building to prepare for the merge.

In January Wilcox said the renovations were at the point where the kennel room was ready for repairs.

“Because of the need to repair some kennels, both facilities are putting a temporary hold on intake of animals,” she said, “We hope this will last no longer than two weeks and we are asking residents to be patient with us.”

The facilities continued to adopt out available animals during that time. However, adoption fees were waived. Those who adopted animals during that time will have to meet regular adoption guidelines.

“Our goal is to rehome as many as we can during the renovations so we can move forward smoothly and merge,” Wilcox said, “We are shooting for mid February barring any complications at this time.”

To contact the new animal control officer call 573-333-9977 and for after hour emergencies call 573-359-5430.

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