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Animals will get a new shelter soon

Sun Advocate associate editor

Interwest Construction wins with $1,439,000 bid, local firms to get share as subs

It will the latest in public housing for the homeless, the unwanted, or the fugitives brought in off the street.

The county's new animal shelter is about to begin construction.

Interwest Construction of North Salt Lake was low-bidder for the general contract. More than half of the $1,439,000 - some $800,000 - will be channeled into local subcontractors, according to Tom McCrary, the county's project manager.

The shelter on Airport Road opposite the landfill will replace the county's aging facility at the industrial area near Four Mile Hill.

The 6,000 square foot building will have 23 dog runs instead of the current 14.

There are outside areas mapped for dog and cat exercise, as well as a corral area for stray horses and cows that get caught.

Plans also call for a surrounding chain link fence.

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