Because of financial problems, the Henry County Humane Society will no longer accept dogs and puppies for surrender from the public starting Thursday.
Residents who show up with dogs or puppies at the shelter on Independence Drive in Napoleon will be referred to the Henry County Dog Warden.
The humane society receives about 160 owner-surrendered dogs and puppies in a typical year, while the dog warden takes in about 180 strays.
Part of the humane society’s financial strain, according to society officials, is from Henry County opening its own dog shelter and ending its contract with the society.
They say The humane society will still accept cat and kitten surrenders, will place cats and kittens up for adoption, and will continue to investigate cruelty claims.