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Need for pet adoptions still critical at shelter in Huntington, W.Va.

By Travis Crum for The Herald-Dispatch for Huntington, W.Va.

Numerous cats await adoption at the Huntington Cabell Wayne Animal Shelter after the shelter went 40 cats over their capacity on Wednesday, June 26, 2019, in Huntington. The Huntington Cabell Wayne Animal Shelter is encouraging adoptions and foster arrangements. Ryan Fischer/The Herald-Dispatch

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — The number of cats and kittens adopted or handed off to rescue groups at the Huntington Cabell Wayne Animal Shelter has improved, but there are still dozens in need of good homes, the shelter’s director said Wednesday.

The shelter had pleaded for relief late last month, saying it was 40 cats over capacity with an inability to properly care for them all. The feline population is now more manageable, but that number could skyrocket once again during the height of kitten season, said Courtney Proctor Cross, executive director.

“We’re still full, but we are in a better place with the cats,” Cross said.

Meanwhile, the shelter’s dog population is posing its own challenges as Cross awaits guidance on what to do with several dogs and puppies seized in pending court cases. …

Read more: https://www.herald-dispatch.com/news/need-for-pet-adoptions-still-critical-at-shelter/article_752645c2-ca0b-5521-aad5-607c34d3e933.html

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