Tri-Cities Animal Control Say Too Many Owners Are Not Picking Up Their Pets
PASCO, Wash. - Pets not being picked up by their owners is a problem at Tri-Cities Animal Control.
The Director of Animal Control Angela Zilar said many times owners do not want to come pick up their pets because the do not want to pay the fees.
In some cases they tell her that they don't care what happens to the animal because they don't want it anymore.
Zilar said she deals with cases like this at least once a week.
Zilar said, "It's really sad because these pets know a home. They know that they have an owner. They are confused and they don't know why they are here.... People just don't take that responsibility seriously."
Tri-Cities Animal control is full with animals. She said it's frustrating that people act so irresponsible.
It's 35 dollars if Animal Control picks up you animal and it costs 10 days a day to board the pet.
If the animal has a name tag or a micro-chip Animal Control can find out the owner's name.
If you refuse to pick up your pet you could face charges and a 500 dollar fine.