Local Dignitaries Thank Voters for Approving Animal Shelter Bond

Reported by: Phil Campbell
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Updated: 1/25/2013 8:23 pm
 

Nearly three months after a local community came out in droves to support the building of a new animal shelter; their generosity was celebrated in a ceremony today. City and county dignitaries met at the current shelter to thank the voters who made this happen.

“Very rarely a bond has passed the first time in Pocatello,” said Mayor Blad. “This is the only one I can remember in recent history. It goes to show that the community really did find out what we needed, what we were looking for and made a decision to support it.”

To thank the community for their overwhelming support, the Pocatello Animal Shelter held an event to express their gratitude.

“If it wasn’t for the public getting out and supporting us with the bond in the first place, we wouldn’t even be at this stage,” said Mary Remer of the animal shelter. “And we wanted to let the public know that yes we are very thankful for that and the project is moving forward.”

A project of this magnitude will take time but Mary is confident that it will be finished soon.

“It’s hard to believe,” said Remer. “I’ll be amazed when we finally get to step foot in that new door because it has taken a long time. It is exciting to know that a year from now, we’ll have something different to hold these animals and it will be a great building for them.

The new shelter will be located near where the current shelter is located in the Upper Ross Park area.

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bulldog man - 1/25/2013 6:08 PM
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Way to go Pocatello! we like visiting at the cneter several times a month. It is fun to see the animals so happy to have visitors . We also appreciate the fact that these animals will be happier and stay healthy longer in a new facility. Maybe more will get a chance to have a real home with a real family in a new center where more visitors will come. The staff have done miracles with wht they have. If by chance you need something different to do, go to the center and visit. You will leave feeling proud that the citizens voted for new diggs . If you sew or want a project for you and the little kids then make some blankets and take up to needy cats. you can make cute little toys with kids too. it is as easy as a needle and thread if you have no machine. once again, I am proud to be a citizin of this great city.
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