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5:52 pm
Wed November 16, 2011

Board of E&A approves funds for new animal shelter

The city of St. Louis hopes to soon completely vacate the old city pound on Gasconade, pictured here. The new pound will be located in an old vehicle emissions station on the north side.
(Warren Nichols/St. Louis Department of Health)

The nearly 10-year-old effort to build a new city animal shelter came a big step closer to completion today, when the Board of Estimate and Apportionment approved the use of $170,000 in capital improvement funds to retrofit an old vehicle emissions station on St. Louis's north side to safely and humanely house animals.

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