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Animal Shelter Ready to Lend Helping Hand

Jeff Garretson - January 29, 2014 1:46 pm

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The Salina Animal Shelter is helping residents find lost pets and remove unwanted pests.

Animal Control Officer Jane Trostle joined in on the KSAL Morning News Wednesday with answers to some frequently asked questions.

“Yes there is a leash law for dogs in the city limits – but not for cats,” she said. “We don’t come out on loose cats, but if you get it confined in a trap, pet taxi or box we will come pick it up.”

Trostle says she loves her work and there is never a dull moment when helping humans cope with the animal world. “I’ve been called out on several snake calls,” she said.

“We have snake tongs, it just depends on what type of snake it is. Some of us will  actually pick them up with without the snake tongs – it just depends on how big it is.”

Salina Animal Control Officers will also lend a helping hand when an unwanted pest like a raccoon or skunk shows up, “We do have live traps and that is free of charge,” Trostle said.

“We even show them how to set the live traps and we come out and pick them up.”

Learn more about local pet licenses and adopt a pet programs at www.SalinaAnimalShelter.org

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