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City moves forward with shelter changes

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There are still questions as to who will take over Kansas City's animal shelter.

The city took over the shelter on Raytown Road after complaints about how it was being run.

But now there is a push to use an extra $340,000 from the city's contingency fund to pay the Kansas City Pet Project to run the shelter.

That money would come from the same fund that is used to pay for snow removal and storm damage.

But one council member argued this shelter situation is an emergency of its own.

"Well it really is because we didn't renew the former private contractor out there. The city is not really set up to handle this operation and we need to get a humane, skillful operator out there," said city council member John Sharp.

Supporters say if just half the pet owners in Kansas City would register their animals, it would raise an extra $1 million to help support the shelter.

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