March 6th, 2012 by WCBC Radio
No “official” philosophy change has been approved by Allegany County or management at the Animal Shelter- but for all intents and purposes the local animal adopting facility is essentially a “no kill” shelter at this time. Efforts to design and build a new state of the art shelter have picked up in recent months- and improving the lines of communication between management, volunteers and animal control has also been identified as a primary objective. There has been no shortage of negative publicity about the shelter in recent years- however Emergency Services Director Dick Devore- whose department oversees the shelter- says much of that is unfounded. For example, he says for every isolated cases of adoptions not working out for whatever reason- there hundreds of others that work extremely well.