Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

June 20, 2013

12 neglected dogs seized from 2 Shinnston homes

Associated Press

SHINNSTON — Harrison County authorities have seized 12 neglected dogs from the Shinnston homes of a woman and her daughter.

Sheriff’s department humane officer Lt. Greg Scolapio tells The Exponent Telegram  that eight dogs were taken from one home and four were taken from the other home.

Scolapio says both houses were piled with debris and were filthy.

He plans to meet with the county prosecutor’s office to discuss appropriate charges to be filed.