So many cats. Cats and the Great Plains SPCA animal shelter in Independence are one focus of a letter from a citizen advisory board asking the city to go to court against Jackson County. “The refusal to accept all cats (stray or owned) from Independence residents and the city staff is only one of the many ways the county has violated our agreement,” says a letter sent last month to the mayor and City Council. The board urged the council to sue the county over the cats and several other issues on how the shelter has been run. Jackson County contracts with Great Plains to run the shelter, which accepts animals from Independence and the unincorporated part of the county. Before the Great Plains shelter was opened, Independence ran its own animal shelter.
So many cats. Cats and the Great Plains SPCA animal shelter in Independence are one focus of a letter from a citizen advisory board asking the city to go to court against Jackson County. “The refusal to accept all cats (stray or owned) from Independence residents and the city staff is only one of the many ways the county has violated our agreement,” says a letter sent last month to the mayor and City Council. The board urged the council to sue the county over the cats and several other issues on how the shelter has been run. Jackson County contracts with Great Plains to run the shelter, which accepts animals from Independence and the unincorporated part of the county. Before the Great Plains shelter was opened, Independence ran its own animal shelter. File photo by Susan Pfannmuller Special to The Star
So many cats. Cats and the Great Plains SPCA animal shelter in Independence are one focus of a letter from a citizen advisory board asking the city to go to court against Jackson County. “The refusal to accept all cats (stray or owned) from Independence residents and the city staff is only one of the many ways the county has violated our agreement,” says a letter sent last month to the mayor and City Council. The board urged the council to sue the county over the cats and several other issues on how the shelter has been run. Jackson County contracts with Great Plains to run the shelter, which accepts animals from Independence and the unincorporated part of the county. Before the Great Plains shelter was opened, Independence ran its own animal shelter. File photo by Susan Pfannmuller Special to The Star

Lawsuit over animal shelter is unlikely, despite urging from Independence panel

January 20, 2015 3:26 PM