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Ontario County Humane Society unveils new vehicle design

Three new trucks with new designs are literally being rolled out by the Ontario County Humane Society. The society for years has been using red county trucks, but now has vehicles spotlighting its own identity.

Chief William McGuigan, the society’s education officer, said two identical Ford F150s and one very similar were delivered in August and went into service a few weeks ago after receiving caps for the pickups and a new paint job featuring a white body with a thick navy stripe, and large letters identifying the organization.

“Our new design stands out, compared to previously when our trucks looked exactly like highway trucks,” McGuigan said.

The humane society provides centralized dog control services throughout the county under a contract with the county dating back to the early 1990s, said Deputy County Commissioner Brian Young, noting the humane society was created as its own nonprofit.

He said the county has helped the society by supplying three vehicles for its five-vehicle fleet, but the financing has changed since the county recently began leasing vehicles.

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