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Commission Hears Animal Shelter Update

By Staff | Mar 14, 2012

During the Wetzel County Commission’s meeting held March 6, Rosy Cozart and Pam Ferrell from the Wetzel County Animal Shelter presented monthly reports along with the shelter’s annual report. Additionally, they discussed progress with Cozart’s request for a carport at the shelter, a request which she made in December.

Cozart reported she was only able to get one estimate from a Tyler County company. She noted she had contacted a few Wetzel County businesses on the matter, with no luck. Feeling it was important to try to use a local business, the commission took the matter in their own hands and contacted Jimmy Glasscock of Folsom, who is scheduled to visit the shelter to do an estimate sometime Wednesday. Glasscock has aided the commission with various projects on the 4-H grounds.

Regarding monthly reports for the shelter, the January report is as follows. Dogs: euthanized, one; adopted, four; rescued, 16; returned to owner, zero; taken in, 28; in approval/foster, zero; impounded, zero; and quarantined, zero. Cats: euthanized, zero; adopted, zero; rescued, three; returned to owner, zero; taken in, two; in approval/foster, zero; impounded, zero; and quarantined, zero.

The February report for the shelter is as follows. Dogs: euthanized, one; adopted, seven; rescued, 29; returned to owner, two; taken in, 39; in approval/foster, four; impounded, zero; and quarantined, zero. Cats: euthanized, zero; adopted, one; rescued, three; returned to owner, zero; taken in, three; in approval/foster, one; impounded, zero; and quarantined, zero.

For the 2011-2012 year, the shelter’s report is as follows. Dogs: euthanized, 10 (one of which died of natural causes); adopted, 64; rescued, 242; returned to owner, 21; taken in, 364; in approval/foster, zero; impounded, zero; and quarantined, zero. Cats: euthanized, four (one of which died of natural causes); adopted, 21; rescued, 74; returned to owner, zero; taken in, 94; in approval/foster, zero, impounded, zero; and quarantined, zero.

Lastly, Deputy Randy Adams of the Wetzel County Sheriff’s Office put in a request to the commission for the purchase of a new fax/copy machine for the Sheriff’s office from RCS Printing. The commission approved the request at a purchase price of $4,914. The money to pay for the unit will come from the county’s contingency fund.