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Jonesboro Animal Control working to renovate and expand

Updated: Jun. 10, 2021 at 6:27 PM CDT
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JONESBORO, Ark. (KAIT) - Jonesboro Animal Control is making room to take in more of our furry friends.

Larry Rogers, the supervisor at animal control, says they are ready to expand and continue serving the community.

Renovations got underway in March and are expected to take six months to complete.

The plan is to close in one of their open spaces to house at least 20 more animals year-round.

“It allows us to bring, to hold the dogs a little bit longer adoptions for rescues and stuff. Those 20 extra spots, so we are looking forward to that,” says Rogers.

The new space will have heat and air for the colder and warmer months.

While the JAC works to expand its facility, it also needs to expand its workforce.

“We’re three short at animal control,” Rogers said. “It’s putting a strain on the officers and the kennel masters here.”

Currently, they have openings for animal control officers and part-time kennel workers.

Rogers says their growth is good not only for the animals but for the city.

“Jonesboro Animal Control is the city’s animal shelter,” Rogers said. “This is the citizens. It just shows if this is progressing, the city is progressing.”

He hopes the project is completed in the next few months.

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