Shawnee animal control department modifies procedures to help local shelters, animals

Shawnee police and the Great Plains SPCA are reminding people about lost animal protocols that can help the nonprofit organization, the police and the found animals.

To help Great Plains SPCA, Shawnee police have implemented several strategies to limit overcrowding the shelter.

“We want to streamline the process as much as possible,” said Shawnee Animal Control Officer Scott Hunter.

Hunter said he and his department are now, more than ever, reminding citizens of procedures that have been in place for several years.

Those procedures are that the city will continue to pick up stray and lost dogs, but if an animal control officer is not on duty, the reporting citizen may be asked if they can keep the dog until an Animal Control Officer is on duty.

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