YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) — Homeless and missing pets at the Mahoning County Dog Pound have some new houses to stay in while they’re there.
Today, Boy Scouts from Troop 60 painted dog houses to go in a fenced area at the pound.There are six new units.
Officers from Youngstown, Austintown, and the Mahoning County Sheriff’s Office will use them to house dogs found wondering around after-hours.
The county dog warden says that happens often. And can be a big problem.
“We found that the need is always there, that we’re getting called in the middle of the night, they already have the dog and this way we just have one person out so it’s going to supply a great need for us,” said Dianne Fry, Mahoning Co. Dog Warden.
The dog houses were previously built by inmates at the Northeast Ohio Correctional Center.