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The eParisExtra.com cat of the week is Misty. She is a long haired female. Misty is very friendly and loves to be in someone’s arms. She purrs in contentment when given attention. Please come by the Paris Animal Shelter to adopt Misty.
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Say hello to Gunner , he is a heeler / terrier mix. Gunner is a little shy but such a sweet puppy. Gunner loves to play with his brothers and sisters. Please come meet all these playful, loving puppies at the Paris Animal Shelter.
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The city’s animal shelter will be closed for six days, from 5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 11, through Wednesday, Oct. 16, to facilitate needed repairs to the floor and a thorough cleaning of the nine-year-old facility.
The present shelter, located at 310 Clement Rd., opened in 2004 with concrete floors and concrete block walls. The walls were painted to a height of 10 feet with an epoxy paint due to the anticipated daily washing. A spray-on sealant was used on the concrete floors in the kennel area.
The walls were repainted last year without interruption to the use of the shelter. To complete the floor work, the surface will have to be treated with an etching agent before painting with the epoxy material, Wood said.
The fumes and the logistics of painting will require the removal of all animals from the shelter while the work progresses.
There is a constant battle with odor and the cleanliness of the shelter, Police Chief Bob Hundley said.
“The Lamar County Humane Association and Lt. Wood have been able to significantly impact the number of animals being destroyed by holding animals long enough to find homes or rescue groups,” the police chief said.
With some animals staying longer in the shelter, the cleaning is a never-ending task, Wood said. The seal on the floor has degraded over the past nine years, which allows odor-producing bacteria to find any crack or crevice to grow, he said.
The epoxy-covered floor will seal these openings in the concrete to allow a more thorough cleaning and disinfection of these surfaces.
Other work that is ongoing includes the installation of additional lighting, HVAC evaluation for fresh air exchange, and replacing or installing new seals in the open attic between the animal rooms and areas where humans office.
Animal Control Officers will still be available for calls during the time the shelter is closed, Wood said.
The animals in the shelter when the closure takes place will be housed for those three to five days in the homes of volunteers coordinated by the Lamar County Humane Association.
Arrangements have been made with a local veterinary service to house any animal involved in a bite or scratch of a human during this time, Wood said.
By Charles Richards, eParisExtra