The T. Russell Reitz Regional Animal Shelter / Control protects public health, welfare, and property through enforcement of city and county ordinances and sheltering of unwanted companion animals, providing public education on the care of companion animals, and promoting humane treatment and responsible pet ownership.
Many people view a shelter as the last resort for placing an animal. This thinking is wrong. Terrible fates befall animals given away for free or abandoned on the streets and roads. We strive to educate the public about the true future of a free or abandoned animal.