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Wood County Dog Shelter closed to the public until Dec. 14

The shelter will also be closed to volunteers. Non-critical services will be unavailable during this time. The shelter cites staffing shortages as the cause.
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BOWLING GREEN, Ohio — (Editor's note: An earlier version of this story reported the Wood County Dog Shelter would re-open on Sunday, Dec. 13. The shelter is normally closed to the public on Sundays and will remain closed. The shelter expects to reopen on Monday, Dec.14.) 

The Wood County Dog Shelter will be closed to the public and all volunteers until Dec. 14 due to a "severe staffing shortage".

Non-critical services will be suspended during this time, according to a release sent today. Visiting adoptable dogs, dog park memberships and dog surrenders as well as buying dog licenses will be unavailable.

Instead, dog licenses can be purchased online at Wood County's dog licensing website, or by visiting the Wood County Auditor’s Office. Adoptable dogs can be viewed at the shelter's website here.

The shelter will still answer phone calls during normal hours and appointments can be scheduled for critical services such as releasing dogs to their owners and adopting dogs.

Shelter employees will continue to respond to incidents and enforcement calls. 

For emergencies, you're asked to call the Wood County Sheriff's Office.

For additional information, call the Wood County Dog Shelter at (419) 354-9242.