The building on Charles A. Liddle Drive in
Lawrenceburg which will soon be the new
Dearborn County P.A.W.S. Humane Center.
(Lawrenceburg, Ind.) - Dearborn County has inked a new agreement on taking care of stray pets.
On Tuesday, county commissioners signed a three year contract with Dearborn County P.A.W.S. to operate to house the county’s strays at the organization’s new humane center on Charles A. Liddle Drive in Lawrenceburg.
P.A.W.S. is preparing to open the brand new shelter later this summer. The non-profit organization raised $1.8 million to purchase the site and convert it to an animal housing facility.
The county will provided P.A.W.S. $10,000 a month for operating expenses beginning on or about September 1 when animals are transferred from the current county operated shelter on County Farm Road in Manchester.
Provisions in the contract also include a 180 day severance notice and a certificate for $1 million in liability insurance naming the county as additionally insured.
Under an earlier agreement reached between the county and P.A.W.S. in January, Dearborn County will still be in charge of animal control, with captured animals being taken to the new shelter. Animal control officers will also have space at the shelter.