Upshur and Lewis County Animal Control Center Gets High Marks
Written by Phyllis Smith
Last updated on January 23, 2014 @ 6:18PM
Created on January 23, 2014 @ 3:43PM
The Upshur County Commission and the animal control facility in their area met Thursday to talk about the 2013 year in review.
The Upshur and Lewis County Animal Control Center got good marks across the board and they're hoping to continue that into this year.
This past year, they took in around 1,400 animals. Out of these, they were able to place around 63% of them back in homes. The facility was given a 100% approval rating after an unannounced visit from the state veterinarian.
The facility runs pictures of some of their animals to encourage adoptions every Wednesday in the Weston Democrat newspaper of Lewis County. They plan to do the same with Uphsur County's paper, The Record Delta.
"The veterinarian came unannounced, spent time at our shelter and gave it a 100% approval in terms of its hygiene, feed, medication and all the other factors that go into treating these animals in a humane matter. We are very proud of that," said JC Raffety, the Upshur County Commission President.
The commission and the executive director of the shelter, Janella Cochran, will most likely meet again in another few months to keep progress going.
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