Emphasis put on keeping dogs out of new shelter – ThisWeek Community Newspapers

Although they had a brand new facility to celebrate, two representatives of the Franklin County Department of Animal Care and Control also spent time during a presentation to the Northland Community Council last week discussing ways to keep dogs out of the shelter on Tamarack Boulevard.

Community relations director Susan Smith and Jodi Kroeger, a field supervisor and herself a Northland resident, were guest speakers for the council’s October session.

The main focus of the discussion was the just-opened Franklin County Dog Shelter and Adoption Center, 4340 Tamarack Blvd. “It’s been a long time coming,” Smith said.

The facility, which has more than 48,000 square feet split almost evenly between dealing with lost and stray dogs on one side and adoption efforts on the other, cost $18 million and took nearly two years to build.

It replaces an aging and inadequate shelter on Alum Creek Drive and is a “very green facility,” Smith said.

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