Monday, 20 July 2009 20:43
By Amber Hanneken
Though it’s small and only a few people know where it is, the Hugo Dog Pound does exist and a menagerie of dogs consider it a temporary home.
Animal Control Officer Chuey Potter takes in all of the stray, un-cared for and unwanted dogs in the city. The dogs are waiting for adoption at the few kennels south of town.
Potter has been spreading the word about the pound through fliers posted around town, and says he has been seeing steady adoptions through that means.
The facility is in need of water bowls, flea and tick repellent, leashes, collars, dog houses, food and other items necessary for the dogs’ health and happiness. Potter is hoping people will donate to the animals. All money donated is also used strictly for the dogs’ care. Donations may be dropped off at the Hugo Police Department.
Anyone interested in adopting a dog can call Potter at the police station, 580.326.2550.