New Upshur County dog shelter open and full
Gilmer — A fledgling Upshur County animal shelter is at its 30-dog capacity about one month after opening behind a pet hospital in Gilmer.
“It took us about a week to get to capacity,” veterinarian Cherie Nazzal said this week, standing with a few board members of Upshur County Hope House for Pets inside her Animal Medical and Surgical Hospital. “We are officially open.”
She opened a door and everybody stepped into an outdoor pen area and were greeted by barks from behind chain link-fenced dog pens. Some of the dogs nosed the fence to get as close to the people as possible, others stood warily a few paces back or kept lying on the cool concrete.
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