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Broken Heaters Causing Problems at City's Animal Control Shelter

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Heaters in some of the buildings of the City's Animal Control shelter are broken, and with the recent cold weather, workers have been forced to scramble to keep animals warm.

"Unfortunately, the heaters in several of our buildings are not working right now," said Heather Hedrick, who is in charge of operations at Animal Control.

Hedrick said technicians have been working on the problem for some time now. The affected areas include one of the main kennels and a dog run, which houses about 100 dogs. Those areas have been completely shut down because of the broken heaters.

Animal Control is moving the animals from those areas into other buildings within the confines of the facility, but with kennels being closed to animals, it means some services cannot be provided.

"The biggest problem is that, when people have an animal that they want to surrender, we just can't take dogs and cats," Hedrick said.

Animal Control is still picking up animals when it comes to reports of bites or other emergency calls, but they cannot accommodate strays or pets that are dropped off to the shelter.

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