New feature on city website makes it easy to report found dogs, and find ones that are lost.
If you've lost your dog, or have found one roaming around your neighborhood, the city of Easton has a new way to help you. The city's animal control department's website is up and running, with a page showing all dogs that have been turned into the city kennel. There's also a form to report your dog missing. Animals are kept in the kennel for five days, after which the city tries to find a shelter, rescue group or adoption service, the website says. Many stray animals in Palmer and Forks townships often wind up in Easton.
Palmer Township officials try to budget for stray animal costs for 2013.
Palmer Township may love puppies and pets like everybody else, but officials are less than thrilled with the Center for Animal Health and Welfare's decision to charge municipalities $150 per stray animal for dropoff. "This bomb just got dropped on us," Supervisors Chairman Dave Colver said. "We've got to react to it." The Board of Supervisors discussed the Williams Township shelter's new policy during its 2013 municipal budget presentation Tuesday night. The center, citing "spiraling costs" and a rise in the number of animals coming to the shelter, will only take animals if there is room and has been nearly at capacity in the past year. Township Manager Christopher Christman said Palmer Township received a letter from the shelter Thursday …