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Animal shelter hires medical director with $50K grant

By TRAVIS CRUM The Herald-Dispatch tcrum@heralddispatch.comMay 23, 2019

HUNTINGTON — The Huntington Cabell Wayne Animal Shelter now has a medical director thanks to a $50,000 grant from the Petco Foundation.

The foundation announced the grant last week, which will help fund the medical director’s full-time salary and also purchase vaccines and medicines for animals when they enter the shelter.

The shelter has hired veterinarian technician Emily Sowards to be the first-ever medical director, said Courtney Proctor Cross, executive director.

Sowards has her own room at the shelter where she treats each animal that comes there. It previously was the “cat room.”

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