MOUNT MORRIS, N.Y., Dec. 21, 2022 — The Livingston County Board of Supervisors voted today on behalf of the County’s Dog Control office to accept a $20,523 donation from the estate of former area resident Edward J. Sick.
Sick lived in Wayland where he passed at the age of 86. He had adopted a dog through Dog Control several years prior. County officials praised him for his generosity and said Sick’s donation will help to subsidize the cost of adoption for others and lead to more local animals finding their forever home.
“Donations to Dog Control of all types are always appreciated and they often help to offset unknown conditions that arise from the care of dogs,” said Mark Grove, Livingston County Environmental Health Director. “Part of the mission of Dog Control is to be a community partner. We will use the donated funds to give back to the community and particularly those who may struggle with the affordability of adopting a dog.”
Dog Control adopts out between 30 and 40 dogs in an average year, many of which are first in need of spaying and neutering. Sick’s donation will help to reduce these costs and make animal adoption a more affordable choice for County residents.
If you would like to make a donation to Livingston County Dog Control, please contact the office at (585) 243-6740 or by email. Find more information at the County’s Dog Control website. Visit Dog Control’s Facebook page to see all animals currently available for adoption.
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Founded in 1821, Livingston County, N.Y., is comprised of more than 61,000 residents in 17 towns located across 631 square miles of the Finger Lakes region.