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West Virginia Senate Majority Whip Ryan Weld’s ‘retired’ greyhound basks in the attention during visit to Capitol

By Joselyn King, The Intelligencer

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Members of the West Virginia Legislature and their staffs let a sleeping dog lie this week and stepped over the retired racing greyhound snoozing on the floor in Senate Majority Whip Ryan Weld’s office.

Weld, R-Brooke, adopted Ava the greyhound, which resides with Weld and his wife Alex in Wellsburg. This past week, she made the trip to Charleston with Weld and took up residence in his office at the Capitol.

During her stay, people got to know her, learn about racing greyhounds, and even get some animal-provided stress therapy during a hectic week at the Legislature, Weld said.

“She is here — she’s the belle of the ball,” he said. “We have had more visitors — people just stopping by to see her, the staff and people working in the building….

To read more: https://www.theintelligencer.net/news/top-headlines/2021/03/senate-majority-whip-ryan-welds-retired-greyhound-basks-in-the-attention-during-visit-to-west-virginia-capitol/

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