County, city team up against stray dogs

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) — Mahoning County and the city of Youngstown are going to start working together to control the problems of stray dogs running loose in the city.

Dog Warden Diane Fry told Mahoning County Commissioners on Friday that her staff will be announcing a program next week where city officials will provide half of the funds needed to pay for one of her deputies.

In exchange, the agency will devote more of its resources to covering the city, even on weekends and at night.

“We need to make sure that the county’s safe and safe for the animals. We need to get those animals picked up and off the streets because nobody wants to see them hit. Spring time is coming and kids are out there, so we want to make sure we take care of all of those issues,” Fry said.

The warden said initially she will update her schedule to ensure a deputy is available to work in the city at all times using existing manpower, but she hopes to eventually add more employees to the office because of the funding coming from the city.

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