Marshall police help upgrade dog pens at animal shelter
Marshall Police Department, animal shelter staff and volunteers continued churning out updates at Marshall Animal Shelter early Friday morning.
This past August it was announced the shelter needed, not only cosmetic changes, but also almost a complete overhaul -- including roof repairs and better ventilation in the front office.
This week Assistant Chief David Roscher, Animal Control Officer Kenny Clayton and several officers took advantage of the unusually high temperatures to strip out old dog pins and install new ones. According to Shelter Manager Gina Hare, multiple members of the community are caring for dogs.
"Wonderful people are fostering while they're doing this," she said. "This is going to be so much better for the animals, so much safer for them."
A majority of the dogs have found temporary homes with private citizens and Saline County Veterinary Service, but will return next week. There are still several dogs housed at the shelter while repairs continue.
Two dogs ready for adoption this week are Shady, a medium-sized bull terrior, and Chyna, a lab mix.
Contact Marshall Animal Shelter at 660-831-0420 for more information on adoption.
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