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September 2020
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Laws say dogs can’t be seized because of weather concerns

“Three walls and roof” shelter, water required

by law says shelter director



        Last weekend a resident of the Hinton area was alarmed after spotting a dog in a kennel with no shelter from the driving rains and then frigid temps. The animal lover called the Progress on Monday after seeing the dog remain in the open kennel  over the nasty three-day weekend.

“There was no cover. No dog house, just a five-gallon bucket [likely for water]. The dog is probably dead by now,” the man said on January 21st. “Something needs to be done.”

After not getting a weekend response from the animal shelter, the man called and then went to the jail. Deputies went to the house to check on the dog but found no one home and could not make contact with the owners.

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