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Elizabeth Hentges watches as Waylon jumps up to catch a chew toy as the two play around at the Jefferson City Animal Shelter following the ceremonial opening of the new facility. (File photo)

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Animal shelter under new barking order

McCann tabbed as interim vet, will guide shelter operations

An interim veterinarian will assume the role of shelter veterinarian and Animal Control director at the Jefferson City Animal Shelter effective immediately, according to the Jefferson City Police Department. The department announced Tuesday that Dr. Corey McCann will serve as interim veterinarian at the shelter until a replacement veterinarian is hired.

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Shelter’s feral cat policy, gas chamber criticized

Records: More than half of cats were euthanized in last two years

More than half of the cats collected the past two years at Jefferson City's animal shelter have been euthanized, according to city records. The kill rate, or percentage of animals euthanized, differs greatly for dogs and cats at JCAS.

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