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Animal shelter keeping busy after four weeks of opening

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KENNEWICK, Wash. -- If there's one word to describe the shelter, the word would be busy.

Since opening on valentines day the facility has seen a lot of traffic from people coming in asking about the dogs and about volunteering.

The shelter's two employees have rounded up 42 dogs and 12 have been adopted. Some of the dogs brought in include four cocker spaniels that were dumped on a road outside of Kennewick.

"Fortunately, the individual that found them picked them up and brought them in to us, because as you tell this little fella here is not very big and with the elements of nature, they would have met their dismise," says shelter manager Larry Taylor.

Of those four dogs, two have already been adopted. The shelter originally opened to address the need for animal control services throughout the county.

And among the 42 dogs captured, the shelter has captured one dangerous dog in the county