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Animal Coalition asks for funding

DeKalb Animal Shelter director Megan Moore with the pet of the week Buster. Buster is a year-and-a-half-old Boxer mix looking for a forever home. If you’re interested in adopting him call 615-597-1363.

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In the first three months of operation, the new DeKalb Animal Shelter has provided forever homes for 89 animals adopted so far, almost one per day.

With full-time Director Megan Moore and part/time assistant James Wilkerson, it has become quite a handful keeping everything going as the new shelter is filled to capacity. During last week’s monthly meeting of the Smithville Mayor and Alderman, the DeKalb Animal Coalition formerly asked for more help.

“We are asking and kind of begging to make him (Wilkerson) a full-time employee. We don’t want to lose him but we’re liable ...

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