There were fewer “doggies in the window” last year at the Yadkin County Animal Shelter.
The shelter increased its cat adoptions from six in 2010 to 26 in 2011, and its dog adoptions increased from 49 in 2010 to 100 in 2011.
“Before I got here the Animal Responsibility Committee was formed, and they started making some decisions about how to encourage adoptions and how Yadkin County should handle animals in general,” said Anna Hamby, director of Yadkin County Animal Control.
The Animal Responsibility Committee is comprised of community members, a county commissioner, a veterinarian, Hamby and a representative from the Yadkin County Humane Society.
“The commissioners asked for the committee, and it was created to give a voice to the community,” Hamby said. “[The committee] gives a sounding board for animal ideas in the community and what direction we want to take with the shelter and our animal control program. They also look at the possibilities for future ordinances and events.”