Unbelievable: Preston Co, WV required its shelter employees to work in a facility without heat or water this winter. In a place that takes in sick, injured and otherwise compromised pets, heat and water are essential for maintaining health and cleanliness. Never mind that the conditions are sub-standard for the employees and volunteers as well.
Unbelievable-er: The county recently ordered the shelter to take in 100 dogs, goats, chickens and rabbits from a local seizure. With no heat or water in the facility! Which begs the question: How bad were conditions at the location where the animals were seized? Because if the place had either heat or water, it was one-up on the county shelter.
Still, the shelter manager, Courtney Austin, did the best she could by issuing a plea on a Facebook page she had started as a means to help network pets at the shelter. She…
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