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DeLand approves new shelter for animals that need second chances
By Jen Horton
posted Jun 10, 2013 - 7:16:45am
DeLand's Second Chance Animal Shelter does not adopt out animals; it releases them to rescue organizations that find homes.
Currently, the city shelter has six dog runs and 12 cat cages. At press time, it had six dogs and 10 cats.
Of 720 animals that have come through the Second Chance Animal Shelter, 70 were reunited with their owners.
On May 20, the City Commission approved a new shelter, and construction could start as early as this fall. The shelter's current space wasn't designed to be an animal shelter, and is hard to keep clean, DeLand Police Chief Bill Ridgway said.
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