August 26, 2012 12:00 AM

New Jackson County animal shelter empty, for now

At 27,000-plus square feet, the new Regional Animal Shelter in rural Independence is second in size only to Wayside Waifs’ south Kansas City headquarters, with room at any one time for 125 cats and 100 dogs. But those cages will remain empty for the time being as elected officials haggle over who is to run it.

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