On behalf of the Wayne County Commissioners we are sharing information below about new dog shelter. We have had a number of citizens inquire as to how they can help the dogs that are housed in the shelter. Currently we are in need of clean blankets and towels as well as canned dog food.
Those who are interested in making donations of these items may drop them off at the Wayne County Justice Center at 201 W. North St. Wooster Ohio.
The Wayne County Commissioners are excited to announce the hiring of Dog Shelter Director Katelyn Lehman. Katelyn, a resident of Wayne County, operates a Dog Shelter in her current employment and brings valuable experience to the County’s new operation.
We appreciate your patience as we prepare the facility to make the transition from a private kennel to a public dog shelter. It is very important that we provide a safe and appropriate environment for the public and the dogs in the County’s new facility. The operation of a public dog shelter has some specific needs that are not needed in a private kennel, and we will be making those necessary changes.
We anticipate being open to the public by November 1, 2015. During this transition period, we will offer residents the ability to claim lost dogs from the Dog Shelter, but we will not be able to take dogs from the public.
The Sheriff will continue to be the County Dog Warden and they will continue to operate as normal.
After September 1, 2015, if you need to find out if your dog is in the Dog Shelter and/or arrange for pickup, please call the Sheriff’s Office at 330-287-5750, Option 4. The Sheriff’s Office will schedule your pickup time and collect any fees that may be due.
Thank you for your patience during this transition period.