GASTONIA, N.C. (AP) -- A Gaston County resident says he will not be opening a no-kill animal shelter after all.

The Gaston Gazette reported that David Morgan said this week that he will not be able to proceed with his plans.

Morgan had said in September 2011 that he would open a no-kill shelter in Belmont to compliment Gaston County's shelter in Dallas, where euthanasia is still practiced when necessary.

Morgan had hoped to open the shelter last summer.

The Gaston County shelter keeps animals at least three days before they are euthanized. Some animals are kept longer if it appears they will be adopted.

Morgan had planned to put the shelter on about 6 acres of land north of Belmont Abbey College, which objected to a zoning change approved for the shelter.

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