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Kansas City’s over-crowded animal shelter is a step closer to becoming a state-of-the-art animal “campus.”

Kansas City's Finance and Governance committee advanced an ordinance Wednesday to begin design and construction for the new animal facility.

The $26 million dollar project is partially funded with $18 million in GO KC bonds from the city. Voters approved the $800 million infrastructure bond package last year.

Up to Date has covered local efforts to find permanent homes for shelter animals. One Overland Park woman wants to help by asking her city to lift its pet limit ordinance.

Guests:

  • Audrey Sanchez is with Families for Pets.
  • Sean Reilly is Manager of Communications for Overland Park, Kansas.

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