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

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 Police C...


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