December 3, 2012 6:32 PM

Jackson County animal shelter finally will open

A Kansas-based nonprofit group will operate Jackson County’s new animal shelter, it was announced Monday, ending a months-long dispute over management of the $5.3 million facility. Great Plains SPCA will operate the 27,000-square-foot shelter at 21001 E. Missouri 78 in Independence. It now is scheduled to open Jan. 1.

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