Dog left at county animal shelter reunited with owner
Posted at 9:00 a.m. on Wednesday, August 24, 2022
A dog left at the Clark County Animal Shelter has been reunited with its owner.
The medium-sized dog with features similar to a pit bull was picked up from the Clark County Animal Shelter by its owner around 2 p.m. Monday. The dog was initially thought to have been abandoned by its owner.
Security footage showed the dog was left unattended at the shelter on Sunday at 1.15pm and was discovered in a fenced area at 9:45 p.m.
The owner was from nearby Campton and was looking for someone to take his dog while he went to hospital following a medical episode.
“We checked his story. He had records on the dog and everything,” the manager of the Clark County Animal Shelter said. “I think he loves his dog. It was just a bad choice.
While answering another question, animal shelter staff discovered the dog and brought him inside to tend to his needs.
“When I got there, this dog was running just inside our fence,” Wills said.
Although the animal may have been rescued from harm, people at the Clark County Animal Shelter point out that this is not always the case in such situations, and leaving an animal unattended at a shelter is not a recommended course of action.
“It’s pretty amazing that this dog stayed in there for several hours and didn’t end up somewhere else to be lost or injured or hit by a car or something,” Wells said. “There are a whole bunch of reasons why it wasn’t a good idea. Animal control is available 24/7. We answer all kinds of calls, even when we are closed.
In the event of an emergency – including animal-related injuries – the Clark County Animal Shelter can be called at 859-737-0053, and callers will be directed to a central communication line for contact with staff. .
Outside of emergency situations, emails or Facebook messages are checked regularly, even during hours when the shelter is closed. This includes situations where a person may need to be sent to the hospital alone.
“We have relationships with first responders. We have relationships with hospital staff, and that’s something we deal with pretty regularly,” Wills said. “We just want people to realize that there are options and it’s never okay to give up an animal.”