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Metro Animal Control Center hosts open house

Metro officers preparing to show community members vehicle
Metro officers preparing to show community members vehicle(Bobbee Russell)
Published: Apr. 15, 2021 at 5:54 PM CDT
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CASPER, Wyo. (Wyoming News Now) - Metro Animal Control center hosted its first open house since the outbreak of COVID-19. This open house is to recognize animal care and control week.

Animal control officers showed community members what they do and how their equipment works. They also helped community members adopt animals in the shelter. Scott Schell, the animal protection supervisor enjoyed showing community members what they do to protect the community.

“I was showing them the overhead lights. If we are parked off to the side of the road people need to know to move over because we are trying to keep people from running over a stray animal,” Schell said.

He adds they hope to remove some misconceptions about adopting animals from a shelter. Schell said one is that they are dangerous or bad. He added that the truth is that the animal might have separation anxiety or need extra training. He said another misconception is spaying or neutering animals is bad for them. Rather, this procedure is good for them because their instincts make them want to run away from home to find a mate. This operation takes the instinct away and helps them be more comfortable at home.

Metro Animal Control Center is a kill shelter. Schell said they only euthanize an animal if it’s dangerous to the community in any way. If community members want to adopt one of their animals they can call for an appointment at (307) 235-8398

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