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Jackson Animal Care Center now state certified, moves closer to opening new facility

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The Jackson Animal Care Center is now a state licensed Animal Control Agency, a significant accolade for the shelter because it makes progress towards inhabiting its new facility.

The licensure, which was introduced Wednesday and is a results of quite a few in-depth state inspections, will open the door to additional grant funding and sources because the shelter moves to enhance staffing and operations.

“This certification is a major win for our city and our citizens,” stated Mayor Scott Conger. “I am extremely proud of the work that Whitney has done at the Jackson Animal Care Center.”

The announcement comes on the heels of long-awaited updates to the shelter’s “new” facility on Conalco Drive, which was anticipated to be operational years in the past below former Jackson City Mayor Jerry Gist. But due to steady “budgeting issues,” in accordance to present Mayor Scott Conger, the facility continues to be ending building.