PAWS and More which provides shelter and care for animals across Washington County had its highest animal intake ever in 2017.

According to the report presented by PAWS and More director Amber Talbot at a recent county supervisors meeting they received 813 animals last year, up from 782 in 2016. Of those 813 animals, 284 were from the county. In regards to funding, the formula is $15 boarding per day times the seven day state law required holding time before adoption or euthanasia. The total amount was $29,820 for the county, plus a $760 reimbursement fee for 19 pick-ups at a cost of $40 per call. The shelter is requesting $30,580 from the county in the next fiscal year.