Last updated: August 06. 2014 7:14PM - 121 Views
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The Wyoming County Animal Shelter is looking for good homes for the dogs in its care.


“We’re offering adoption through the Animal Shelter,” said County Commission President Jason Mullins.


The shelter, which is located on the hill behind the transfer station (formerly the landfill), will be open to the public from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays.


“They’re welcome to come up and view the animals we have,” Mullins said.


The facility can house up to 20 dogs and does not take cats.


“We do adoptions on a regular basis,” Mullins remarked. “Any time we can get an animal adopted out, that’s what we’re going to try to do.”


Animals brought to the shelter are kept a minimum of five days in compliance with state law. Some stay much longer than that, Mullins indicated.


“Most of the dogs are picked up because of a complaint (from the public),” he said.


“These animals are fed and watered every day,” stated Mullins. “Their kennels are cleaned every day. Many times the animals are taken out of environments that are not nearly as sanitary.”


Some are taken from situations where they have been abused, he pointed out.


“These are God’s creation, and we do our best to find their home if they’re somebody’s pet,” Mullins stated. “If they’re not a pet, we try to find a home for them.”


Mullins says the county is looking at working with the Department of Agriculture for help with adoptions.


The commission is also considering purchasing a microchip reader which would enable the shelter to return dogs who have the chips to their owners.


The Wyoming County Small Animal Clinic, Mullins says, is offering discounts for a first round of shots, spaying and neutering.


Any person intersted in visitng the Animal Shelter should contact 304-732-8000 to make an appointment with a humane officer.


John Conley can be reached at 304-732-8000 or on Twitter @PIHnews.


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