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Whitmore Shelter funding cut by town, county says shelter will stay

June 22, 2012

Negotiations over the fate of the Whitmore Animal Shelter continue between the Town of Mammoth Lakes and Mono County, after the Town pulled out of the a joint agreement with the county to run the shelter in the face of its recently adopted budget (which cut its share of the funding).

The potential for Mammoth to declare bankruptcy is very real, said county supervisor Byng Hunt, but even if that were to happen, he believes the county and Town will find a way to keep the shelter open.

“There’s a real need for this facility,” he said. “It’s the only shelter between Bridgeport and Big Pine.”

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