Two new dog-friendly parks will be open soon to canines and their owners in Putnam County.
Last year, the Kanawha/Charleston Animal Shelter received about 10,000 cats and dogs. About two-thirds of them did not find new homes. Instead, they spent their last few days huddled in a wire cage, waiting for a lethal injection. Their bodies were cremated in a small building out back.
Izzy, 24-month old Pom owned by Tammy Dixon of Charleston.