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N. Idaho commissioners approve animal shelter

SANDPOINT, Idaho (AP) - Bonner County Commissioners in northern Idaho have approved buying equipment to reopen a former animal shelter so it can be used to board impounded horses and dogs.

The commissioners earlier this week agreed to spend $18,625 to buy a horse trailer, corral panels, fencing supplies, other maintenance items and feed.

The facility will be staffed with inmate labor and supervised by a sheriff's lieutenant. The facility will not be open to the public and is not intended as a place for people to leave unwanted pets. The plan for the shelter is to have it work with the Panhandle Animal Shelter to find homes for impounded dogs deemed fit for adoption.

 

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