DeWitt said the agency will use volunteers to make sure the quality of service to the animals does not suffer.
Logan County Sheriff’s Office deputies are still looking for two suspects that stole at least $1,300 from the shelter Jan. 19. Logan County Sheriff Andrew Smith said there was no update to the investigation at this time.
Ohio’s Attorney General’s Office is also investigating the agency concerning its finances, DeWitt said.
The humane society’s board asked the Logan County Commissioners last week for additional funding and its request was denied.
The county currently gives the pet shelter 90 percent of its dog tag sales.
Rebecca Wilkins owns a small business in Bellefontaine and said it makes her sad to see the humane society go through all it has recently.
She said she hopes the agency can get its act together soon. Wilkins added she believes the humane society is a valuable asset to the community, but if it’s not being managed correctly it should shut down.
“I work hard for the money I make and to pay the taxes; I want to make sure they are being used carefully and not just thrown away,” Wilkins said.
DeWitt said he hopes the Attorney General’s Office will finish its investigation into the agency soon so it can get its finances in order and move on.