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Marshall County Animal Shelter Steps In to Care for Veteran's Dog

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MARSHALL COUNTY, W.Va. -

A veteran, suffering from depression and addiction, is about to be reunited with his beloved bloodhound.

A year ago, the man checked himself into a rehabilitation center, but didn't want to give up his dog Clarabelle. So, the Marshall County Animal shelter stepped in, finding a foster family willing to take in his shy, loving companion.

Now, her owner is clean and sober and looking forward to being reunited with his best friend. Cindy Ward of the Marshall County Animal Shelter said there's a strong bond between the two.

"He's got a deep commitment to her and I believe she has a just as deep of a commitment to him too," Ward said.

Clarabelle's owner is traveling all the way from  Mississippi to pick her up. He'll be arriving the first week of March. Currently there is not a set foster program established at the Marshall County Animal Shelter, but if you're interested in learning more or want to help out you can call the shelter at (304) 845-9770.