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Md. man honored for no-kill animal shelter work

Thursday - 12/29/2011, 7:59am  ET

CUMBERLAND, Md.) - A Cumberland man is being honored for helping turn the Allegany County Animal Shelter into a no-kill facility.

The Cumberland Times-News reports that Peter Masloch is among five national recipients of 2011 leadership awards from the Oakland, Calif.-based No Kill Advocacy Center ( http://bit.ly/vrhjLk).

The center announced the winners Dec. 18.

Masloch was a volunteer at the shelter in Cumberland last year when he helped lead a campaign against euthanasia. He became a paid worker in March and has helped other communities find alternatives to killing healthy, stray animals.

County Commissioner Bill Valentine recently said that adopting a no-kill policy was among the commissioners' most important accomplishments in the past year.

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Information from: Cumberland (Md.) Times-News, http://www.times-news.com/timesnew.html


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