Written by Andrew Forgotch
Last updated on April 01, 2013 @ 7:27PM
Created on April 01, 2013 @ 6:46PM
After struggling with paperwork, and money for adoptions, the Preston County Animal Shelter reopened Monday.
The shelter had been closed for about month.
Preston County Commission President, Craig Jennings said there's been new software installed that should help commissioners document each animal and the amount they're spending on them.
Commissioners fired former Shelter Manager Courtney Austin earlier this year because she apparently didn't hand over control to the shelter's Facebook page.
After Austin was let go Jennings said commissioners noticed " a significant difference in the number of animals adopted and the money collected for them".
Jennings told 5 News the software that's been installed at the shelter should help take care of the problem. He said it should also create a level of accountability that wasn't at the shelter before.
"The individuals that are concerned about how much Preston County is spending on animals, or what they're costing us, will be able to get hard numbers," Jennings said.
Jennings also mentioned it's now more expensive to adopt a pet from the shelter. That's because every animal will now come spayed or neutered.
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Apr 02, 2013 at 1:05 PM
I've been a life long resident of Preston County. People should not be so quick to believe what the county commission says as the truth. The county resident have come out in total support of Courtney, yet they did what they wanted too, and tossed our opinions out like they meant nothing. Courtney gave her heart and soul to those animals. People need to remember this our next election....