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Lewis-Upshur Animal Control Shelter Updates County Commission on Successful Year

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BUCKHANNON -

The Lewis-Upshur Animal Control Shelter gave an update of its activities from the previous year at Thursday's Upshur County Commission.

The shelter's director said the shelter took in more than 1,400 animals.

Out of those, 63 percent were placed back in homes, rescues or adoptions.

Officials said residents are getting on board in making sure pets are getting the attention they need.

"We encourage spay and neutering, and I think more people are doing that, but it's going to take a while to catch up, and until they do, we're going to get the intake of their puppies that they can't place. I'm just glad so many people are coming into the shelter so many people are coming in to adopt and so many rescues are working with us," said Jan Cochran, of the Lewis-Upshur Animal Control.

Cochran said the shelter is adopting several new policies and has a list of volunteers helping out.

It's conducted several fundraisers which have helped spay and neuter animals, and buy medicines.

The next spay and neuter run will be on Feb. 24. 

Newspapers are running pictures of some animals that's lost or up for adoption.