Belmont County Animal Shelter has no more room for cats

Belmont County Animal Shelter has no more room for cats

The Belmont County Animal Shelter is at full capacity when it comes to cats.

County commissioners say the shelter will not accept any more fury felines because there is no room in the facility, but they are working on a solution.

Ninety dogs and 57 cats are housed at the shelter. The shelter has a cat room and several other areas they are using to take care of the cats.

Commissioners said rumors have been circulating on social media about the shelter becoming a kill facility. That is untrue -- the shelter will remain no-kill. They, along with the dog warden, are doing everything they can to get these animals into loving homes.

“We will try to continue to adopt out the cats we have at this time and work on a longer term solution," Commission J.P. Dutton said.

Dutton says dogs will still be accepted, but you'll have to find another place to take cats for the time being.

"There are a few other groups around the county; feel free to call the shelter," Dutton said.

If you have a cat that needs a home, you can contact the animal shelter, and they will do everything they can to point you in the right direction.

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