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Nanaimo city council considers feasibility of funding SPCA shelter

Nanaimo city council will consider investing in a new animal shelter.

City politicians have asked staff for a report on the feasibility of investing into the B.C. SPCA’s $2.7-million regional community animal centre.

The local SPCA has seen its lease for city property expire, prompting it to fundraise for a new facility on the organization's 4.8-hectare spread on Westwood Road. It’s asking taxpayers to chip in between $150,000 and $200,000 over the next three years for the project.

Coun. Diane Brennan, who made the motion, said she likes that the project has a public safety and health aspect.

“I think we need our staff to look at our budget and assist us in figuring out ways that we can participate,” she said.

 

 

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