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New dog shelter in Lancaster fetches $228,000 in state funds

A $228,750 grant from the State Department of Agriculture and Markets will be used to build a dog shelter to replace the current facility at 3789 Walden Ave., according to Lancaster Town Supervisor Ronald Ruffino.

“The grant will be used to support a climate-controlled facility with epoxy flooring, kennels, floor sink, exercise yard and garage,” said Ruffino.

The facility addresses a growing need to properly shelter and care for dogs until they're back in their rightful homes, said Jean Karn, dog control officer.

The shelter is the town's third recent development devoted to dogs in Lancaster.

The $2.1 million Premier Dog Sports & Event Center, announced in March, will be built on 5 acres at 15 Lancaster Parkway, near Walden and Pavement Road.

Organizers for Lancaster Unleashed continue work to complete a 1.4-acre dog park in Como Lake Park near the Bowen Road entrance.

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