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Animal Shelter Seeks Homes For Dogs During Renovation

Posted March 21, 2004

— The

Durham County Animal Shelter

needs your help.

Starting Tuesday, a

renovation project will cut kennel space in half

while the animals keep coming.

It is not so much overcrowding, as it soon will be underspaced.

The shelter is re-doing its old dog kennels. For six weeks, many of the dogs will have to pack up and move.

"While we're undergoing the renovations, we're only going to have access to the new area of shelter," said Julia Wing, of the shelter.

That is less than half the regular space.

This weekend, the shelter has been pushing to place as many dogs as it can in adoptive homes.

At last check, 12 families adopted a new friend Saturday. That is more than double the regular rate for a Saturday.

Unfortunately for the shelter, it still has more animals than space.

For temporary help, the shelter is also looking for foster homes.

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