Night-Drop Kennels for Animals: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
|The night dropoff system at Fort Wayne Animal Care and Control includes four small cages and two kennel-size cages. Each is equipped with a one-way locking door that, once closed, cannot be reopened by anyone but staff. FORT WAYNE ANIMAL CARE AND CONTROL|
So it makes sense that in her other role—as an architect who recently designed a Midwestern animal control facility—Danna was shocked to discover that some people are adamantly opposed to the construction of nighttime relinquishment kennels that would, in her mind, keep those abandoned cats and dogs safe until morning.
“The staff didn’t even hesitate,” she says. “They told me they did not want a night drop-off area because they want people to come in and speak with them about where they found the animal, and [they want to] get information about the pet if it belonged to the people. They currently have a fenced-in area around their shelter—that might be four feet high at most—where people will occasionally dump a dog.”