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Agreement reached to keep animal shelter in Attica

An animal shelter will continue to stay open in Attica. However, some services the shelter provides will stop next year.

Posted: Dec. 18, 2017 11:42 PM
Updated: Dec. 19, 2017 7:11 AM

ATTICA, Ind. (WLFI) — An animal shelter will continue to stay open in Attica, but some services the shelter provides will stop next year.

As News 18 has reported, leaders of Paws N Claws were asking the city council for an increase in funding.

The shelter has been recieving $17,000 from the city for the past several years. They were asking for an additional $11,000 for 2018.

City council members said their hands were tied when it came to the budget.

On Monday night, the two sides agreed the shelter will still recieve $17,000 for next year. The shelter will cut services, including trapping feral cats and taking in fewer surrendered animals, especially from "repeat offenders."

"What we'd like to do, in our discretion, is be able to maybe turn those people away occassionally. So, we can take in the legitiamate animal that needs to be surrendered — the guy who loses his job and has to move, but his new apartment won't take his dog," said Tracy Sudlow. president of the shelter.

After the meeting, both sides told News 18 they were happy with the outcome.

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