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Dubuque County Sheriff's Office Installs Cages in Cars

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    DUBUQUE, Iowa - Some Dubuque County Sheriff's squad cars have new animal cages.

    Last month, the contract between the Dubuque County Board of Supervisors and the Dubuque Humane Society expired. Now, sheriff''s deputies pick up stray animals and take them to the Dyersville Veterinary Clinic.

    Today, workers installed animal cages in the back of a few squad cars.

    "It's going to be a lot safer for the animal when it's going to be transported," Dubuque County Sheriff Don Vrotsos said. "We don't have to worry about sudden stops the deputy might have to make, which could throw the animal around in the back seat."

    Deputies have taken eleven animals to the clinic in Dyersville since the new policy started last month.