Lebanon makes changes to animal control policy

City of Lebanon
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LEBANON, Tenn. (WKRN) — The City of Lebanon is making changes to its animal control policy.

Earlier this week, the Lebanon City Council approved doubling the minimum hold time for animals in the custody of Animal Control.

The change is the result of additional space at the new Animal Control facility.

The new facility can hold 27 dogs and 12 cats, roughly tripling the space available at the old facility.

The extra space also means animals can stay longer.

The longer they are welcome there, the more likely they are to be rescued and not euthanized.

“It gives us more time to work on the rescue efforts,” says Lebanon Police Cpl. PJ Hardy. “We work with a lot of other agencies, non-profits, that help us in that rescue process.”

Lebanon has a roughly four percent euthanasia rate.