Animal control officer Earle Wagner got the chance to show off the newly remodeled animal care facility located at 548 Barrigan Road on Saturday, June 19.
Animal lovers admired new features, including a “getting acquainted” area and a room dedicated to hospital-type services.
This room will also be used for the euthanization of stray, unadopted animals.
This is a topic many do not like to think about, but Wagner assured guests that when an animal is “put to sleep,” that is literally what happens.
“Unfortunately, not every animal has a chance to be adopted,” Wagner said.
Wagner objects to terms like “put to sleep,” or “fixed.”
“If we’d used the terminology, ‘put to death,’ we wouldn’t be in the situation we are today.”
That situation is a large population of unwanted animals.
Wagner said that many unwanted animals today are rendered—ending up as lawn feritilizer.
Wagner encourages Winslow residents to consider adopting a dog or cat from the shelter.
“Come on down and take a look at your new facility, and make a lifetime commitment to a dog or cat,” Wagner said. “This will be a member of the family.”
If an individual wants to help Winslow’s homeless animals but cannot adopt, volunteers are always cheerfully accepted.