Commissioners approve funding for Expo, Mercer County Animal Shelter

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Mercer County Commissioners are approving up to $2,600 so employees of the Mercer County Animal Shelter can attend the 2019 Animal Care Expo in New Orleans.

The Expo is an International Conference, offering a variety of classes for attendees.

The event includes training and classes on topics such as shelter medicine, training cats and dogs and animal control.

Stacy Harmon is the Assistant Director for the Animal Shelter. She says the classes help the shelter to save more animals lives.

“It helps teach us new ways to do things that can lessen out euthanization rate,” said Harmon. “We went from almost 2000 animals being killed in 2012 to last year being right at 100 .”

Harmon says the Expo experience benefits the entire Shelter.

“I’ve had the privilege of going the last three years,” said Harmon. “This will be my fourth and I’ve learned so much. It’s exciting to bring that back to shelter and teach my employees all the techniques that we learned.”

The Expo will be happening from April 15-April 18th in New Orleans.

 

Jennifer Roberts

Jennifer Roberts

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