Marion County Humane Society closes ‘cat trailer’


FAIRMONT, W.Va. – Changes are being made to the Marion County Humane Society.  

Marion County Humane Society

The shelter announced it is closing the “Cat trailer.” The shelter said in a Facebook post “the heating/cooling system has been repaired and replaced multiple times but is now on the fritz once again. Our water lines frequently freeze in the winter and bust, the ceiling has been leaking in many different spots lately, and the foundation is shot.” 

They added that the closing is only temporary, and they are looking for a better place to put the animals.  

Shelter manager Frankie Spatafore said the shelter is looking for volunteer work to tear down and rebuild a cat housing facility in its place.

“Ultimately we want it to be a good sound building but we also are not able to put in a lot of money into it or a lot of time because for every day we’re having to keep our cats over here that less animals that we can help,” Spatafore said. “So, it’s kind of trying to find the fastest to go up, the most sound structure and the most cost effective.” 

The trailer sits beside the main building to keep up with the number of cats they have and keep them away from the dogs.  

The shelter is now starting an adoption special until the end of the month to try and reduce the number of cats they have to move into the main building.

To find out how to make an adoption send an email to the Marion County Humane Society at  

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