Animal shelter

North Auburn animal shelter construction starts

Construction has started on a new $22.1 million animal shelter in North Auburn. With completion expected by the end of 2016, heavy equipment was on the B Avenue site Wednesday, cl ...

Reader Input: Find money and help homeless

It is past time to provide a shelter for the homeless. The restrictions for Gathering Inn make it impossible for many to find shelter. Most nights the Gathering Inn is not filled ...

Reader Input: $22M shelter boggles mind

To: Board of Supervisors, Placer County RE: The proposed new ($22-million-plus) animal shelter. This cost of $22 million is mind-boggling. Why is it that government, in this ...

Reader input: Spending priority raises concern

Re: Placer County Board of Supervisors poised to consider animal shelter,” (Journal, Aug.26). I live within a few blocks of the shelter. I have visited the present shelter-ho ...

New North Auburn animal shelter gets key Placer County OK

Placer County efforts to construct a new $22.1 million animal shelter in North Auburn won approval Tuesday from the Board of Supervisors. The unanimous vote signals an impending s ...

Placer County supes poised to consider North Auburn animal shelter construction contractor

Placer County efforts to build a new $22.1 million animal shelter in North Auburn could clear a key hurdle today. The county’s Board of Supervisors are scheduled to meet to ...

Reader Input: Get behind new senior center

I wish to invite everyone to get behind the need for a new senior center. A county that can plan and build a $26 million animal shelter, a county that can entertain a Costco stor ...

North Auburn animal shelter has $1.3 million construction management cost

  Placer County supervisors agreed Tuesday to hire a Sacramento construction management firm for $1.3 million to assist staff with overseeing completion of a new $21.6-millio ...

Reader Input: Responsibility lacking for pets

Regarding the proposed new animal shelter, the recent letters to the editor have expressed my feeling quite well. However, one aspect for consideration not mentioned: the persona ...

Reader Input: Shelter funding was set aside

It makes sense that everybody has his or her own idea about what the correct cost of a new animal shelter would be, but I think some people are getting sidetracked. For one thing ...

Reader Input: Supervisors: Save money

After reading the letters to the editor about the “over-priced and over-sized” animal shelter written by Barbara Ogden and Mr. (Dan) Lucas, I couldn’t agree more ...

Reader Input: Show animals some heart

Mr. (Dan) Lucas is confused (“Cancel the extravagant animal shelter,” Journal, Dec. 17). Animals are not as lucky as humans! They don’t have the “right to ...

Reader Input: Animal shelter smacks of the obscene

I want to echo the words of Dan Lucas (“Cancel the extravagant animal shelter,” Reader Input, Dec. 17) and the Rev. Dr. Richard Reich-Kuykendall (“County has its ...

Reader Input: Cancel the extravagant animal shelter

Why are Placer County voters allowing the supervisors to fritter away $21.6 million on building a palace to house an additional 46 stray dogs and cats (“New Placer County ani ...

Reader input: County has its priorities wrong

I think it is absolutely obscene that Placer County can build a 21.6 million dollar animal shelter in Auburn and yet at the same time it tries in every way possible to get out of b ...