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City, Adopt-A-Pet make a deal on dogs

 

February 24, 2022

Gordon Weeks

Adopt-A-Pet of Shelton volunteers, from left, Cicely Conklin, Emily Lanning and Dan Hawlins on Tuesday walk Thorn the pit bull at the shelter. The City of Shelton has contracted with Adopt-A-Pet to accept unclaimed shelter animals and care for them while they arrange for pet adoption.

The City of Shelton has contracted with Adopt-A-Pet of Shelton to accept unclaimed shelter animals and care for them while they arrange for pet adoption.

The Shelton City Council made the deal official with a unanimous vote at its Feb. 15 meeting.

The city report states the agreement allows Shelton's animal shelter to be a short-term holding facility pending transfer to Adopt-A-Pet, a nonprofit with a shelter on East Jensen Road north of Shelton. The city will pay the organization $200 per dog.

The city's animal shelter averages about three to five unclaimed dogs a month, said Shelton Polic...



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