KEYSER - In response to a group of people attending a Mineral County Commission meeting in early August, the commission has extended the hold time for stray cats at the county's dog pound.

By Jean Braithwaite
Tribune Correspondent
KEYSER - In response to a group of people attending a Mineral County Commission meeting in early August, the commission has extended the hold time for stray cats at the county’s dog pound.
Commission president Richard Lechliter said he wanted to answer those attending the earlier meeting in a “quiet protest” to have the time extended for the euthanization of cats at the county animal shelter from three days to five or even seven days.
Lechliter said that he had completed a survey of other counties and the information received assisted with the decision to have “a five-day hold for cats and be the same as dogs.”
He also said the recovery fees at the animal shelter will be the same for cats as with dogs.
Lechliter mentioned the need for additional kennels for the cats, and Vallie Fisher, who attended the commission meeting, said that she had 50 kennels for cats that could be used at the shelter.