August 12th, 2011 by WCBC Radio
Dick DeVore, Allegany County’s emergency management division chief, reports that the Animal Shelter should be re-opened in a matter of days. In an effort to cleanse the facility of diseases that have broken out during the summer, the shelter has not been adopting out or accepting animals for about six weeks. DeVore tells WCBC News that unfortunately during that time many people looking to get rid of unwanted pets, simply abandon them outside of the shelter or elsewhere. He cautions anyone with that idea to reconsider as they could be sited and face charges.