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Site Known for New City Animal Shelter

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The city's pound was thrust into the spotlight in recent years when Quentin the dog survived the gas chamber. (UPI file photo)


St. Louis, MO – The city of St. Louis now knows where it will build a new animal shelter to replace the city pound. But more money needs to be raised to actually build it.

The Animal House - as it's called - will be in north St. Louis at Vandeventer and Finney.

Retired millionaire Ed Throop is leading the effort to raise the money. He also plans to announce Tuesday that workers will break ground on the facility during summer, 2006 and open in 2008.

The project is expected to cost $4 million. Throop expects to raise about half that in cash and the rest in donations from individuals and corporations, mainly builders and other contractors.

City water bills and personal property tax bills also allow people to make contributions to the new shelter.


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