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Photo gallery: Volunteers make it happen at animal shelter

By Colin Murphey

The Daily Astorian

Published on January 26, 2018 10:04AM

Victoria Stratton volunteers her time with one of the cats up for adoption at the Clatsop County Animal Shelter.

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Victoria Stratton volunteers her time with one of the cats up for adoption at the Clatsop County Animal Shelter.

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Rodney Merrill takes one of the dogs at the Clatsop County Animal Shelter for a walk.

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Rodney Merrill takes one of the dogs at the Clatsop County Animal Shelter for a walk.

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Ashley Vanderpool volunteers five days a week at the animal shelter in Warrenton.

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Ashley Vanderpool volunteers five days a week at the animal shelter in Warrenton.

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Shanice Brown drove all the way from Beaverton to adopt a dog.

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Shanice Brown drove all the way from Beaverton to adopt a dog.

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A dog named Bodie waits to be adopted at the shelter in Warrenton.

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A dog named Bodie waits to be adopted at the shelter in Warrenton.

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A dog at the Clatsop County Animal Shelter waits her turn to be walked.

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A dog at the Clatsop County Animal Shelter waits her turn to be walked.

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A dog at the animal shelter in Warrenton waits to be adopted.

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A dog at the animal shelter in Warrenton waits to be adopted.

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They don’t get paid and they spend a fair amount of time cleaning up messes left by a menagerie of cats and dogs. But from the looks on the faces of the volunteers at the Clatsop County Animal Shelter, that’s okay by them. From Ashley Vanderpool playing with Mick the dog — who never seems to wear out — to Victoria Stratton scratching the head of Snowie the cat, they keep the animals comfortable and entertained while waiting for a forever home. There’s also Rodney Merrill, who makes the rounds feeding some of them three times a day when he’s not taking them outside for exercise. And they need all the help they can get. “It’s been busy lately,” said supervisor Stephen Hildreth. “But, without our volunteers we would never be able to do this.” Anyone interested in adopting an animal, volunteering or helping in other ways can find information at co.clatsop.or.us/animalcontrol.













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