Greensburg Daily News, Greensburg, IN

News

January 11, 2014

Local animals faring well during cold weather

GREENSBURG – While some other areas of the state are reporting animals being left out in the extreme cold, the Greensburg-Decatur County Animal Shelter said no such activity is taking place in the Tree City.

Shelter Manager Laura Johnston told the Daily News that the shelter always encourages people to report suspected cases of animal abuse or neglect. However, Johnston said when the cases are investigated, the situation isn’t always as it seemed and often isn’t neglect.

That appears to be the case this winter. Johnston said there were three reports of animals being left out in the cold without shelter, but when investigated by Animal Control Officer Mike Wenning, it was discovered that the animals were only let out temporarily. There were also some reports that pet owners didn’t have bedding in pet shelters, but there were no confirmed cases of animals being left outside with no form of shelter.

Johnston said each year the animal shelter receives a variety of calls of suspected neglect, even in a normal winter without subzero temperatures. She added that, to the shelter’s knowledge, no animals in Decatur County froze to death during the recent temperature dive below zero.

However, the Decatur County Sheriff’s Department did notify the animal shelter about a stray shepherd puppy that had been dropped off at the Westport kennel. Animal Control Officer Mike Wenning retrieved the animal and brought it back to the shelter. The lucky puppy has since been adopted and is now part of a loving, permanent home.

There are a variety of other animals available for adoption at the Greensburg-Decatur County Animal Shelter. Cats are adoptable for a fee of $75 and dogs for $100. The adoption fee covers either spaying or neutering, treatment for parasites and vaccinations. A list of adoptable animals is available at the shelter’s website.

As always, residents are encouraged to report suspected abuse or neglect. The shelter is located at 1635 West Park Road and can be contacted at 812-663-9081 or Shelter22@frontier.com.

Contact: Amanda Browning 812-663-3111 x7004; amanda.browning@greensburgdailynews.com

1
Text Only
News
  • $200K budget cut for GCS GREENSBURG — Greensburg Community Schools expect to see their budgets decline by about $200,000, or 0.8 percent, for the next school year.Superintendent Tom Hunter said that he expects tax rates, which help determine local property tax bills, to be a

    July 23, 2014

  • nws-gb072314-Littles pic Little Mister and Miss accepting contestants GREENSBURG – Once again, preparations are underway for the Tree City Fall Festival Little Mister and Miss Tree City contest.For several years, the Littles have been crowned at the Fall Festival, but as with any contest, a significant amount of prepar

    July 23, 2014 1 Photo

  • nws-gb072314-ymca 100 carnival - pic 04 YMCA marks 100th anniversary GREENSBURG — Kids rode horses and the kiddie train, chugged popcorn, shot a bow and arrow, played putt-putt, tossed darts into balloons and toilet paper into a toilet, ran an obstacle course and petted an alligator. It was practically impossible to f

    July 23, 2014 4 Photos

  • City moves forward with plan GREENSBURG — The city of Greensburg took a step closer Monday to updating local guidelines about where and how it wants to support industrial, commercial and residential growth.In a special meeting at City Hall, city council members agreed to use Eco

    July 23, 2014

  • Inside Indiana Business with Gerry Dick Regional facility secures Fishers OKThe Fishers Town Council has approved a Florida-based consumer product company’s plans for a new regional operation. A Jarden Corp. (NYSE: JAH) subsidiary is looking to invest more than $16 million into the project

    July 23, 2014

  • nws-gb072314-jane howard profile - pic Optimists' president honored to be serving her community GREENSBURG — Greensburg Optimists Club President Jane Howard thinks of herself as “just one of the guys.”In the last five years, this Greensburg native has unexpectedly found herself rising up the ranks to lead one of the Tree City’s premiere, commun

    July 23, 2014 1 Photo

  • Decatur County Events Calendar Local clubs, service groups, fraternal organizations and others are encouraged to send their Coming Events information to the Daily News at news@greensburgdailynews.com or Daily News, PO Box 106, Greensburg, IN 47240. All July – International Crafts

    July 23, 2014

  • kids-gb072214-4H awards pic 1 Two 4-H’ers honored as outstanding exhibitors GREENSBURG – Two Decatur County 10 year 4-H members were honored as Outstanding Exhibitors during the 2014 4-H fair.Lexie Armand and Layne Sanders have both completed over 50 4-H projects each during their decade as members of the organization.Armand

    July 22, 2014 2 Photos

  • Decatur County Events Calendar Local clubs, service groups, fraternal organizations and others are encouraged to send their Coming Events information to the Daily News at news@greensburgdailynews.com or Daily News, PO Box 106, Greensburg, IN 47240. All July – International Crafts

    July 22, 2014

  • nws-gb072214 Back to school photo School registrations now underway GREENSBURG – All good things must come to an end – even summer vacation.Students enrolled in Decatur County Community Schools will return to the classroom Tuesday, Aug. 5. Students at Greensburg Schools return Monday, Aug. 4. Registration for all cur

    July 22, 2014 1 Photo