VIDEO UPDATE: 80 Dogs Seized Earlier this Week Are Being Housed at Lewis-Upshur Animal Control

October 7, 2022

Mountaineer News

Lewis-Upshur Animal Control


PLEASE DO NOT CALL THE FACILITY REGARDING THE SEIZED DOGS; THEIR HANDS ARE FULL ENSURING THESE (AND OTHER) FUR BABIES RECEIVE THE CARE THEY NEED.


If you do have questions regarding potential availability in the future, please email Jan Cochran at: jlcochran@upshurcounty.org.


Previous release issued by the Upshur County Sheriff's Office:

"On the morning of October 3, 2022, Upshur County Sheriff’s Deputies, Upshur County Animal Control and Lewis County Animal Control executed a search warrant on Selbyville Road in Upshur County. The search warrant was for suspected unlicensed breeding of dogs and failure to pay dog taxes.


As a result of the search, eighty (80) dogs were seized inside a single wide trailer. The dogs were being kept in deplorable conditions. More charges are expected in this case."