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Worth group wants better animal shelter

April 6, 2007

Sylvester --   Some people in Worth County, upset by the numbers of stray dogs and cats roaming their community, have decided to start a no-kill animal shelter.

About two dozen people met tonight to discuss their community's problems, and the best way to set up a humane shelter.

The group decided they need to elect officers to oversee the organization of the shelter, and seek funding to start it up.

They said Worth County has a real stray animal problem. "We have a huge overpopulation of unwanted, uncared for animals.  We have packs of animals roaming wildly," said shelter supporter Arlene Schippang.

Several people said dog fighting and training in Worth County is also a big problem.

The animal protectionists decided to meet again April 19th to elect officers and start work on setting up Worth County's humane shelter. 

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