Although Hellertown's small canine holding facility was , it's become something to brag about, Police Chief Robert Shupp told Borough Council members May 21.
The facility--which houses the borough's stray dogs until they are claimed by owners or adopted--is so well-run that it is expected to be licensed by the state as a kennel, he explained.
The licensing is not required, nor was it sought, but it's symbolic of the level of care that stray dogs receive if they are placed in the holding facility, Shupp said, adding that the services of a veterinarian from are in use.
"We will probably shortly be approached by some other municipalities who want to be part of our thing," he told council.
Shupp said the location of the dog pens, along West Walnut Street near the , has enabled passers-by to see and hear dogs that are temporarily being cared for by the police department.
Some residents have even offered to drop off toys and treats for the pups, including a pit bull that was recently being held at the facility.
Shupp said local families have expressed interest in adopting the dog, and he told council that once a liability waiver has been drafted it will be possible to place him.
Considering how smoothly things are going just a few months after opening, Shupp concluded that the borough's in Williams Township has "really has worked out well."