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By Jana Peterson
Pine Knot News 

Animal shelter talks ramp up again

Former humane society not part of the discussion

 

January 25, 2019

Jana Peterson/ Pine Knot News

The Friends of Animals building on Avenue B in Cloquet is locked up, with a sign on the door noting that the humane society/animal shelter is closed until further notice, and encouraging people who have lost or found animals to look at the FOA Facebook page or other online sites such as Missing Pets of the Northland.

Longtime animal advocate Diane Parkhurst cringed when she heard about the cat frozen to a Cloquet sidewalk earlier this month. But she is heartened by citizen actions that allowed the cat to survive, thanks to "lost and found" groups on social media getting word around.

That's what the city and county are relying on these days when it comes to lost and stray pets after the Friends of Animals Humane Society ceased operations in Cloquet last summer. Since then, there has been plenty of community feedback about the city and county needs for a new shelter. Next week, the public will hear about...



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