Better services are on the way for people and animals as city and county officials combine local animal control services.
The City of Perry and Taylor County have signed an interlocal agreement.
City animal control services will no longer be limited to daytime hours and county customers can drive to either animal shelter.
The partnership includes maintenance agreements and plans for shelter upgrades.
Lauri Newton, a Taylor County resident, said, "They can provide better facilities for the animals and the citizens have better access to animal control 24 hours a day, seven days a week. I think it's an improvement for citizens and animals."
Officials say the more efficient services will come at no extra cost to citizens. It will be taken from the special fund that pays for county services.