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Coast animal shelter closing, Humane Society reflects on impacts

 A white county van parked under a redwood tree outside a building surrounded by a chain link fence with a closed sign on it.
Fort Bragg animal shelter.

Mendocino County Animal Services has announced the closure of the Fort Bragg Animal Shelter as early as July 1st due to diminishing county coffers. The shelter which reopened in 2019 after a previous closure is unlikely to be reopened even if budget woes subside. I spoke to Richard Molinari the director of Animal Care Services for the county and Judy Martin the Executive Director of the Mendocino Coast Humane Society, which runs a separate shelter about how this will impact coastal residents and domestic pets.

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Michelle Blackwell is a freelancer covering stories from the coastal communities in Mendocino.