Mahoning County dog pound relocating

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) — Directors and staff with the Mahoning County Dog Warden’s office may know where their new home will be, but it’s probably going to take months to move there.

On Tuesday, administrators with the Western Reserve Port Authority purchased the old Jump Stretch building on Meridian Road in Youngstown for approximately $250,000.The building is roughly twice the size of the existing facilities on Industrial Road.

But before any moving can take place, the facility will need some remodeling so it fits the agency’s needs.

“We’re going to look at pod systems, so the dogs aren’t all put into one area when they first come in. There will be an intake, there will be a quarantine area. There will be a puppy area. There will be a little dog area and then an adoption floor. So we’ll be able to utilize it much more effectively than we do it currently,” said Mahoning County Dog Warden Diane Fry.

But Fry said it could take another couple months to close the sale on the property. In the meantime, she plans to talk with architects and some contractors to see how much work the building will require.

She hopes the move could be finished around the end of this year.

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