Jackson County Dog Warden Deb Fout has released her report for the month of November, outlining the happenings at the Jackson County Dog Pound. The report was reviewed during the Tuesday, Dec. 1 meeting of the Jackson County Commissioners.

Last month, a total of seven dogs were brought in to the pound, 27 were picked up, 17 were surrendered by their respective owners and one dog was abandoned outside the facility. Conversely, two dogs were adopted, 16 were returned to their owners, three were returned via dog tags, and 34 were rescued.

The report also states that dog pound employees logged a total of 200 phone calls throughout November.

It should also be noted that dog tags/licenses are currently on sale (as of Dec. 1) and will remain available through March 5. Fout and Auditor Tiffany Ridgeway successfully lobbied the Commissioners to extend the sale of dog tags, which are typically only available until Jan. 31. Dog owners, in light of COVID-19, are being encouraged to utilize the U.S. Mail, the website doglicenses.us/OH/Jackson/, or either of two drop boxes (one on the Courthouse portico and the other in front of the Jackson County Board of Elections office) to send applications and payments in an effort to reduce the amount of in-person transactions for 2021 dog licenses.