New dog walking trail to be named in honor of June Flood Victim

By: Kayla Dodd


The Kanawha-Charleston Humane Association announced it will construct a new dog walking trail on its property to honor a dedicated animal shelter volunteer who died during the floods in June. 

Joni Adams died in the June 23 flooding. Her love for the shelter pets and her love for running make the project that will be named in her honor, fitting. KCHA plans to create a new dog walking trail that will be named in Adam's honor.

Shelter officials said the current shelter dog walking trail is steep and follows the hillside behind the animal shelter. "The new trail is mostly flat, running the width of the shelter's property parallel to the bottom of the hill, alongside Two-Mile Creek." 

Shelter leaders are looking for volunteers, donations of materials, or even donations of money to make the project possible. Work will begin Nov. 8 and continue every Friday and Sunday afternoon through Thanksgiving.

The goal is to host a dedication ceremony on Thanksgiving morning at the KCHA "Furry Feast." 

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