Lebanon Reporter

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August 23, 2012

Humane Society asks for help to find shelter site

Lebanon — Two potential sites for a permanent animal shelter have potential issues as well.

Guy Davis, president of the Humane Society for Boone County, suggested to the Boone County Commissioners Monday they consider donating one of two properties for a permanent shelter.

Neither Boone County nor any municipal government in the county has an official animal control officer, nor is there a designated shelter for unwanted or stray animals.

“We’re ready; it’s time the county helps us find a solution to this,” Davis said.

“The size is OK and the location is ideal,” Davis said of acreage behind the Gene Lewis Ford dealership in the 1500 block of Indianapolis Avenue. What Davis described as a “long, narrow strip” extends to just north of the Lebanon Fire Department’s training center.

“There might be an access issue, but maybe we can work something out with a business owner,” Davis said.

Another site, near Hall Baker Road and Interstate 65, has 17 acres, Davis said. It’s part of farmland owned by the county.

But that location is part of about 650 acres the City of Lebanon has included for potential commercial or industrial development, Commissioner Jeff Wolfe said.

“I wouldn’t want to do anything until we’ve talked to Lebanon,” Wolfe said.

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