Stokes County Animal Shelter to close for two weeks

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Jennifer Rotenizer/Winston-Salem Journal

STOKES COUNTY, N.C. — The Stokes County Animal Shelter is preparing to close to the public for two weeks for repairs, and the shelter has been trying to adopt out as many animals as possible in preparation for the temporary closure.

Stokes County Manager Rick Morris said the county will not be euthanizing all of the remaining animals, as some people have posted on social media. Morris said animals that are not adopted before the temporary closure will be kept in outside kennels or housed by citizens.

“We’re not going to kill them just to get them out of the way,” Morris said.

The animal shelter will be closed starting Friday for the Fourth of July and it will remain closed until July 20, unless the work is completed earlier.

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