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Jefferson City animal shelter announces temporary closure

Jefferson City Animal Shelter closure
Jefferson City Animal Shelter closure


Due to staffing shortages and COVID-19, the Jefferson City Animal Shelter announced a temporary closure.

The shelter will be closed to the public Monday through Friday. The shelter says this is to allow the limited staff to focus on their core public safety duties and the care for the animal population in the shelter.

The shelter will be suspending all owner releases and intakes into the shelter until further notice.

The available population updated online for viewing and all adoptions and redemptions will be by appointment only.

If you want to schedule a viewing of a pet contact the shelter at 573-634-6429.

"We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and thank everyone for their understanding as we navigate these unprecedented circumstances."

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Chanel joined ABC 17 News in January 2021 after graduating from Penn State University. She enjoys traveling and a daily iced coffee.


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