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Adair County officials hope to once again utilize humane society

County commissioners say at one time, the county was consistently giving money and had an agreement to utilize the shelter. (KTVO File)

Despite being located in Adair County, animals found outside Kirksville city limits are not dropped off at the local animal shelter.

Tuesday, Adair County officials and Kirksville city staffers met in a joint session.

One of the topics of discussion was the Adair County Humane Society.

County commissioners say at one time, the county was consistently giving money and had an agreement to utilize the shelter.

However, for reasons that were not specified, that agreement was terminated.

Adair County First District Commissioner Bill King told KTVO he hopes the county will once again be able to use the shelter in the future.

He says that right now, animals found in the county are taken elsewhere.

"The sheriff's department is having problems with animals, especially if they bite people. So, they need someplace to take those animals. We are hoping we can again use the facilities here because it's been several years."

King adds that Adair County Sheriff Robert Hardwick is expected to talk with Adair County Humane Society Manager Missy Decker.

Kirksville City Manager Mari Macomber says the city will support county efforts to once again enter into an agreement with the humane society.

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