The Town of Warsaw has shown it can be counted as a friend of Richmond County’s new animal shelter. Mayor Randall Phelps presented Sheriff Stephan Smith with a $1,000 check at Thursday’s town council meeting.
“An animal shelter was much needed in the county,” said Phelps. “These funds are to show our support and that the town is happy to now have that service.”
The sheriff expressed appreciation for the money and told council members “we have really hit the ground running.” Smith said animal control took in its first animal within hours of moving into the facility on July 16. On its second day, the facility received 13 dogs from Westmoreland. By the end of last week, the staff had completed nine adoptions.
The town office made the first kitten adoption, adding Midnight to its staff. The black cat now holds the title the of the town mascot. “He guards the office and is really great guy to have around,” said town manager Joseph Quesenberry.
Mayor Randy Phelps presents Sheriff Steve Smith with a check for the new animal shelter.