Jackson County Dog Warden Deb Fout recently addressed the Jackson County Commissioners via phone regarding the adoption process at the Jackson County Dog Pound.

During the Tuesday morning, June 2 meeting, Commissioner Ed Armstrong stated he had recently received some questions pertaining to the county’s adoption process. In an effort to answer these questions, the commissioners set up a teleconference with Fout.

Individuals interested in adopting a dog at the county pound, Fout explained, can do so by calling 740-286-7262 and scheduling an appointment. Further, she said adoption documents can be filled out online by visiting the Jackson County Dog Pound Facebook page, and that adoptable dogs can also be viewed at the pound without an appointment between the hours of 8 a.m. and 10 a.m. Monday through Friday, or 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Saturdays. The pound is located at 248 Reservoir Road, Jackson.

Fout also explained the associated costs, stating an adoption totals $100. She said $75 of that amount covers the cost of spaying/neutering the dog, $14 is for dog tags, $6 is for a microchip, and $5 is the adoption fee, which covers a four-in-one or five-in-one shot (depending on the dog’s age), a Bordetella shot, flea and tick treatment and wormer. Fout added that adopted dogs receive a rabies shot at the veterinary clinic while being spayed or neutered.

Also during the June 2 meeting, the commissioners reviewed and accepted Fout’s report outlining her department’s activities during the month of May. The report states that a total of five dogs were brought in last month, 10 were picked up and 50 were surrendered by their owners.

Conversely, one dog was adopted, six were returned to their owners, one was returned by using a dog tag, 51 dogs were rescued and one was euthanized for medical reasons. Dog pound employees logged 210 phone calls throughout the month of May.