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Anonymous Pledge of $1M Toward Shelter

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A surprise announcement at last night's Porter County Park Board meeting... County Commissioners John Evans and Laura Blaney told the panel an anonymous donor has pledged one-million dollars toward a new animal shelter... as the commissioners also put forth a proposal to build the facility on three to five acres of Sunset Hill Farm County Park. Blaney told our Steve Zana today the donation is not predicated on a new shelter being built at the park,"but the donor would like to see it built at a good spot," Blaney said, "like that one."
The park is at US 6 and Meridian Road; the proposed site is 16-hundred feet east of Meridian. The current shelter on State Road 2 south of US 30 has been described as old, outdated and overcrowded. Porter County Sheriff David Lain,whose department is responsible for animal control, told the Region News Team earlier this week a developing situation with Hobart's Humane Society saying the Hobart shelter will have to stop taking in animals from Portage is also affecting the Porter County Animal Shelter.
You can hear our interviews with Commissioner Blaney and Sheriff Lain at News Audio on Demand here at our website.
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