In Jefferson County, a day for lucky dogs

Updated: Nov. 3, 2019 at 4:17 PM EST
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GLEN PARK, N.Y. (WWNY) - Jefferson County Dog Control celebrated “Animal Shelter Appreciation Week” Sunday with an open house at the animal shelter in Glen Park.

It was the 20th year Dog Control has held an open house. This year, 22 dogs were up for adoption - and five of them found new owners Sunday.

“We have the ability to take care of another one," said Elizabeth Carson, who adopted a dog. "So, we’ll take one and hopefully others will come down and do the same.”

Todd Cummings, who retired this past summer as director of the dog shelter but is back serving as interim director, said the day is a chance “for people to come down, take a look, see what we’re all about - not necessarily adopt a dog. Just show your support for the county dog shelter.”

Several Jefferson County dogs have opted out of the county dog control program, though 15 towns and the City of Watertown continue to participate in it.

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