Amid controversy and public outrcy, the Lucas County dog warden calls it quits.
County commissioners issued a press release Thursday morning explaining that Dog Warden Tom Skeldon will retire at the end of January -- though his last day on the job will be December 31st.
Commissioner Pete Gerken recognized Skeldon for his more than 20 years of service.
Skeldon has been under fire in recent weeks for his office's low adoption rate and high number of dogs being euthanized.
A citizen panel was put in place this year to improve those numbers.
The dog pound's manager will take over while the county searches for Skeldon's replacement.